With the 5th pick the Green Bay Packers select Mario Williams*, DE North Carolina State
A consistent pass rush would do wonders for the development of their young secondary and Mario Williams is the best defensive end in college football.
If, indeed, Mario is the best DE in the draft, then he wouldn't be a bad choice. The problem is that we couldn't trade down and still get him, and trade down we MUST do to get more picks; 5 won't cut it. The main reason I prefer a DE early rather than a LB is that good LBers will be available in the 2nd rd.