Aren Dow's Packer Draft Contest Picks

Aren DowCorrespondent IApril 23, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 21:  Offensive lineman Michael Oher of Mississippi runs in practice drills during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)


I know I can't win the contest. But I at least want to win bragging rights after these picks go two—for—two.

The first player selected by the Packers in the 2009 NFL draft will be: Michael Oher (OT), Mississippi.

Reasons and explanation: Way, way back on January 15th, I wrote this article about the Packers draft options, concluding that they will take B.J. Raji.

At the time, he was flying under the radar but I liked the big man. Now that he has gone mainstream (I sound like some bitter indie-rock band wannabe), I think he might be gone before number nine.

During that article, I only looked at defense and I've since changed my opinion. Green Bay needs tackles.


Oher is a high-character guy, which is something Thompson (and I) definitely like. Tauscher could be gone, and Cliffy is old. Oher would be great here. Look at that picture; He is hungry for defensive lineman.

I could see Tyson Jackson here as well.

The second player selected by the Packers in the 2009 NFL draft will be: Alex Mack (C), California.

Reasons and explanation: I'm not going to lie. I don't watch much college football. I know the top 32 prospects because that is what ESPN tells me. I know a couple more defensive tackles and ends because Packers fans want those positions.

I know what you're thinking: this contest entry is the worst I've seen! Two offensive lineman with their first two picks?

Oh yeah, that's right. Mack and Oher are going to solidify this line for years to come.

Man, I wish I was the GM of the Packers...

Tie-breaker questions:

Will the Packers make a draft-day trade involving their first round pick? I really want to say yes, but history says NO

Will the Packers' third selection in the draft be an offensive player or a defensive player? DEFENSIVE

Will the Packers use any of their draft choices (day one or two) to take a punter? YES