2012 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers Draft Puts Defense Back on Track

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2012 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers Draft Puts Defense Back on Track
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Entering the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers had a bevy of needs on the defensive side of the ball. Yet, after a highly successful draft weekend that included general manager Ted Thompson trading up three times and selecting six defensive players, the Packers biggest needs have been filled. 

Green Bay entered the draft with 11 overall selections and had the Packers used them all, it's unlikely they would have room for that many draft picks. So Thompson wisely chose quality over quantity in an effort to rebuild a defense that was down right atrocious in 2011. 

Green Bay also became devoid of talent so quickly in key areas of the defense such as the defensive line, linebacker and in the secondary, all six defensive players will be expected to contribute right away.

Therefore let's breakdown the potential impact each new Packers defender will have. 

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