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2009 Draft - Round 1, Pick 9, Overall Pick 9 - BJ Raji

Discussion in '2009 Draft Archive' started by robdog, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Packers picked BJ Raji for their first pick in the draft. DISCUSS!

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    B.J. Raji (DT)
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 337
    College: Boston College
    Conference: ACC
    Hometown: Washington Twp., NJ
    High School: Westwood Regional

    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 5.23 seconds
    Bench Press : 33.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 32.0 inches
    Broad Jump : 103.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.9 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.69 seconds

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  2. pack4life

    pack4life Cheesehead

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    i'm happy it worked out the way it did....i would have been happy with orakpo at this spot but i'm happier that Raji was still available.
     
  3. shiftysdad

    shiftysdad Cheesehead

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    Raji was kind of the obvious pick, and he's a good pick at that.

    Very skilled and in a position we need.
     
  4. danielchile

    danielchile Cheesehead

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    Hell yeah! I said it before! LOL

    B.J. Raji is going to kick Cutler a**
     
  5. shiftysdad

    shiftysdad Cheesehead

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    Very true.

    Like I've said before: we need someone that'll pressure the passer, and give our CBs a better chance at making plays.
     
  6. ctrev21

    ctrev21 Cheesehead

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    I guess this pick is okay, but to me it's acknowledging by Ted that Justin Harrel is been officially labeled a bust!
     
  7. danielchile

    danielchile Cheesehead

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    For sure. I was so afraid that TT would draft Crabtree...

    Sure, he's gonna have a great career...but it's more of a luxury than a need.

    And everyone knew Harrell was a bust.
     
  8. PackersRS

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    Some guys wanted Crabtree! WTF! RAJI RAJI RAJI! Thanks TT, you da man! Thanks Al Davis, Thanks Eric Mangini, your stupidness made it all possible! Now let's get Britton, Brown, English or Sintim!
     
  9. ctrev21

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    This pick will help take some pressure off Kampman but I wonder how fast he gets into the lineup.
     
  10. ctrev21

    ctrev21 Cheesehead

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    If they would have gone that way it still would not have been bad. Crabtree and Jennings for the next five years! Brett could only have wished to have a tandem like that.
     
  11. DoubleC4

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    i wouldnt be mad with crabtree and i like raji so for once im happy with ted
     
  12. danielchile

    danielchile Cheesehead

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    I think he has a very good chance to beat Pickett.
     
  13. PackersRS

    PackersRS Cheesehead

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    I would agree if we did not have Jordy Nelson and James Jones on the roster, some VERY promising WRs...
     
  14. PackersRS

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    My only concern with Raji is that he misses a lot of tackles, but that can be thaught
     
  15. ctrev21

    ctrev21 Cheesehead

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    So, which way next, D-line still , LB, BD or o-line?
     
  16. danielchile

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    Pick Analysis:The Packers pick up a dominating nose tackle to anchor their new 3-4 defense. Raji excels at whipping double teams, and his presence in the middle will keep blockers off A.J. Hawk and Nick Barnett. Though many thought the Packers would opt for a pass rusher, the decision to fortify their run defense will go a long way toward helping them increase their sack total.
     
  17. danielchile

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    9. B.J. Raji, NT, Boston College
    This pick was pretty easy with Tyson Jackson off the board. The Packers needed a nose tackle for their new 3-4 defense. They could have drafted Michael Crabtree, but he would have been a poor fit when you consider all of the receivers they have on their roster. (Pick Grade: A)
     
  18. danielchile

    danielchile Cheesehead

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    And now I hope for Connor Barwin (DE/OLB) on our 2nd round Pick
     
  19. pack4life

    pack4life Cheesehead

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    maybe Michael Johnson, DE?....seems like the defense shoudl still be addressed in the 2nd round
     
  20. pack4life

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    from sportsillustrated.com

    we also need to look at an OT since Tauscher might not be resigned
     
  21. danielchile

    danielchile Cheesehead

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    I don't trust Michael Johnson so much. What's the next good 3-4 DE?
     
  22. pack4life

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    Everette Brown still available, Jarron Gilbert
     
  23. ctrev21

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    As much as I would like them to stay on the defensive side...O-Line would be a good 2nd pick.
     
  24. pack4life

    pack4life Cheesehead

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    Any idea what picks we traded for this 1st round 26 pick?
     
  25. ctrev21

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    Our second rounder and both 3rd round picks! To much I think.
     

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