Mitch Eskritt’s Packer Draft Contest Picks

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Published: April 20, 2009

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... Unfortunately I don't think he will be there when it is time for the Packers to pick. Because of this, I believe that the packers will draft the best OLB available.

The first player selected by the Packers in the 2009 NFL draft will be: Brian Orakpo, OLB, Texas.

Reasons and explanation:

Like I said above, I don't think Raji will be available so the Packers will use a third or fourth round pick on a nose tackle to be a back-up for Pickett. I also think that there is a good chance my pick will be wrong because they will probably trade down if Raji isn't there.

I chose Orakpo because I think he has the skill to play a pass rushing OLB or a defensive end if the whole 3-4 defense doesn't work out. He has the size and skill like Kampman and has a lot more athleticism. I think he has a better chance than the rest of the 1st round OLBs to not be a Jamal Reynolds repeat.

The second player selected by the Packers ...

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