Jayme Merline’s Green Bay Packers Draft Contest Picks

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Published: April 17, 2009


... class="MsoNormal">Reasons and explanation: I picked him because everybody else keeps picking Raji and Orakpo, and if I want to win, I have to take a chance on someone else. But seriously, Jackson’s the only likely candidate who truly projects at a position of need in the Packers front seven.

Orakpo’s more of a 4-3 DE than a 3-4 OLB, so the extra coaching he would need would mean he probably wouldn’t crack the starting lineup unless there’s an injury.

And Raji is more of a 4-3 tackle than a 3-4 nose tackle. Plus, we already have a starting nose tackle, meaning that Raji, too, would be unlikely to start.

That leaves Jackson, assuming the Pack go defense.

I do see some possibility of them to go after Michael Oher instead. True left tackles aren’t that common, and, although he would be a bit of a work-in-progress, I feel that he has the potential to be...

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