The Packers are coming off of one of the most disappointing years in recent history.
Some expected struggles with Rodgers' first year at the helm, and a lot of the blame can be put on him. However, there were some other gaping holes in the team—such as run defense.
That brings me to the first round choice. Most are expecting the addition of Ohio state DB Malcolm Jenkins—a big tough corner that could certainly help the team.
However, I believe that the Cheeseheads will take a different route...
With the ninth pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Packers select...Everette Brown—DE/LB; Florida State.
They will certainly choose BJ Raji here, if he drops to No. 9, but seeing how he will likely get taken before this, they will take the perfect fit to compliment Hawk, Barnett, and Kampman at LB in the new 3-4 scheme.
With their 41st round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Packers select...Phil Loadholt—OT; Oklahoma
This guy could be a dominant blocker for years to come. Great size and strength with glimpses of athleticism, he could be a great asset to the running game.
With their third round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Packers select...Jared Cook—TE; South Carolina.
Cook has very good size and speed with all the tools to be great. It seems as though he lacks focus at times, but with the help of NFL coaches, that could change greatly.
With their second third round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Packers select...Mike Mickens—CB; Cincinnati.
With Harris and Woodson aging and only Tramon Williams waiting in the wings, another corner is going to be a concern. Mickens doesn't offer great size or athleticism but a great work ethic and nose for the game.
With their fourth round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Packers select...Darryl Richard—DT; Georgia Tech.
He gives the defensive line depth which is needed in the 3-4 as well as gets them a player that could still add some size to his tall frame.
With their fifth round choice in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Packers select...Ian Johnson—RB; Boise State.
With the two-back system practically a must now in the NFL, Johnson could be a part of a four-back system with mostly Grant and obviously with some Jackson, Wynn, and Johnson mixed in.
With their first sixth round choice in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Packers select...Chris Miller—P; Ball State.
Let's face it, unless you're a great punter, your job's always in jeopardy. Derrick Frost is no great punter.
With their second sixth round choice in the 2009 NFL Draft, the Packers select...Chris Pizzotti—QB; Harvard.
Just a QB choice late in the draft. He's a very smart kid but not likely to make the team, barring another late round gem.
The Packers will trade their last pick for a seventh rounder next year.