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Meredith Brings More Competition To O-Line

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    It was expected the Green Bay Packers would look for potential prospects at offensive tackle on the second day of this weekend's draft, and they certainly did.

    With their second fifth-round pick on Sunday, at No. 162 overall, the Packers took offensive lineman Jamon Meredith from South Carolina, the second offensive tackle taken in a span of three picks by Green Bay.

    Whether Eastern Michigan's T.J. Lang, who was taken in the fourth round, or Meredith, or last year's fifth-round pick Breno Giacomini, or every one of them, emerges as a future NFL starter is long from determined. But there's no question the Packers aren't putting all their eggs in one basket, and they're counting on the competition being created to push everyone involved to see who emerges.

    "We have to get them here and work with them a little bit," said offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, declining to cement the young prospects, Meredith included, in any particular spot right away. "Where they..

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