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Ted Thompson Press Conference Transcript - April 25

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Apr 25, 2009.

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    Apr 18, 2009
    (Was it a difficult call between Raji and Crabtree?)
    There are a lot of difficult calls during the course of the draft, and we think a lot of Michael Crabtree and a couple of other guys. But yeah, it was a difficult call. But we feel confident that we did the right thing.

    (Were you surprised Raji fell this far?)
    A little bit. Most of the pundits out there had him going a little bit earlier. He's a very powerful, explosive interior defensive lineman that has the ability to definitely play the run. He also shows the ability and the power to be a pass rusher from the inside. We think his addition gives us a little flexibility with Ryan (Pickett). Obviously Ryan is our nose tackle and he does a great job at it, but he is also athletic enough that if we wanted to move him around a little bit, that gives us some flexibility.

    (You have said in the past you don't draft on need. Did you make this pick based on need?)


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