Friday, April 23, 2010

End of NFL Draft day 2 sees Pack nab 2

The second day of the 2010 NFL Draft, comprised of rounds 2 and 3, saw the Packers execute their allotted slot with the 56th pick overall in round 2, and then trade their third round pick (#86) and a fourth rounder (#122) to Philadelphia (from Cleveland through Philly) for their 71st overall pick in the Draft.

From the sound of things, the Pack got players they needed for defensive purposes, beginning with DE Mike Neal, whom the coaches believe can provide some rush at the end spot coming out of the 3-4. And, in the case of S Morgan Burnett, the 71st pick, GM Ted Thompson wasn't willing to wait to see if he'd be available 15 spots later. He gets a big safety who can break on the ball and perhaps challenge Atari Bigby for a starting spot across from Nick Collins at some point.

You can read a great overview of Thompson's take on the second day of fun here. Worth checking out.

Tune back in here Saturday for the final action. Still need to pick up an outside linebacker and a running back. Another offensive lineman would be good as well. After that...? Whatever is left, most likely.

In any case, Go Pack Go!