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Overall, Draft Fell Into Place For Packers

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Apr 26, 2009.

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    Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson always looks at a draft more as a long-term investment in the team's future than a vehicle to fill short-term needs.

    But no matter which perspective is preferred, the Packers appear to have made progress in both of those areas with this past weekend's selection of eight new players.

    With the major issues facing the team being the transition to a 3-4 defense and some uncertainty both immediately and long-term at the offensive tackle spot, the Packers directly addressed those with four of their first five selections.

    Bringing in nose tackle B.J. Raji from Boston College and outside linebacker Clay Matthews from USC with two first-round selections on Saturday added two highly touted prospects at the two most important positions - inside anchor and outside pass rusher - in the new defensive scheme.

    Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday reiterated what both Thompson and the team's position coaches said on Satu..

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