Green Bay Packers' 2010 Draft Board: Post-Combine

Matt Wells@@matt_wells16Correspondent IMarch 22, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive lineman Sergio Kindle of Texas runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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The Packers find themselves in a good position this offseason. They have three immediate needs, and even these could be worse.

At CB and OT, the Packers have quality players that can play at a high level; they're just way past their prime and need replacements. At OLB, Brad Jones showed promise, but the Packers need a playmaker across from Pro-Bowl alternate rookie Clay Matthews III.

Granted there are other areas of concern.

The lack of depth in the secondary was an issue, but the Packers' CBs caught the injury bug last year, and both Brandon Underwood and Pat Lee could blossom into starting-caliber corners given they stay healthy.

Atari Bigby has yet to improve past the level he played at in his breakout year, so a replacement SS will be worth a look, as will perhaps a young WR to become heir apparent to the old-yet-barely-declining Donald Driver.

An ILB is a slight concern, based on the underwhelming play of former fifth overall pick AJ Hawk, and one can never have too many quality defensive lineman. That's not to mention a change of pace halfback to complement Ryan Grant—providing the coaching staff is unsatisfied with Brandon Jackson.

A backup QB, and blocking TE may be desired positions, but the team only has so many draft picks, and these are less serious than the above needs. That being said, Thompson's BPA tendency will come in handy this draft, as there are many places a young star would benefit the team.


First Round (No.23 overall)

Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson

Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas

Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU

Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

Everson Griffen, DE/OLB, USC

Sean Weatherspoon, OLB/ILB, Missouri



These players are in the order that I think Ted Thompson likes the most. Any one of those top tackles would easily be the best choice, but each are predicted to go before the Packers' pick.

Kindle got the nod over Hughes and Graham because of his size and he's more polished in coverage having played some LB at Texas. Spiller is a top talent, and Thompson would have a hard time passing on the most explosive guy in the draft if he fell.

McCourty gets the nod over Wilson because Thompson likes his corners to be at least 5'11".

Weatherspoon makes the list because he's going to be one of the top linebackers in the game soon, but is last on the list because he doesn't project well in a 3-4 defense.

It could be that none of these players are available, in which case Thompson would most likley love to trade back, given the second round talent in this extremely deep class.


Second Round (No. 56 overall)

Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest

Chris Cook, CB, Virginia

Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama

Larry Asante, S, Nebraska

Nate Allen, S, South Florida

Chad Jones, S, LSU

Daryl Washington, ILB, TCU

Jason Worilds, DE/OLB Virginia Tech

Koa Misi, DE/OLB, Utah

Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale

Jason Fox, OT, Miami

Selvish Capers, OT,West Virginia

Vladimir Ducasse, OT, Massachusetts

Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State

Montario Hardesty, RB, Tennessee

Ben Tate, RB, Auburn

Eric Norwood, DE/OLB, South Carolina

Charles Brown, OT, USC

Perrish Cox, CB/KR, Oklahoma State


These players are in random order as I looked at lists and such, because there's just so many of them at different positions. It depends on what players are available, who the Packers took in the first, and other factors.

Like I said in the first round analysis, there's a lot of talent in this second round, and even if there's a player from their board available at 23, Thompson may try to trade back to accumulate multiple picks and get a multiple players form this group.


Third Round (No. 86 overall)

Brandon Lang, DE/OLB, Troy

Amari Speivey, CB, Iowa

Roger Saffold, OT, Indiana

Ciron Black, OT, LSU

Major Wright, S, Florida

Darrell Stuckey, S, Kansas

Akwasi Osusu-Ansah, FS/KR, Indiana

Joe McKnight, RB, USC

Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan


Fourth Round (No. 120 overall)

Donald Butler, ILB, Washington

Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt

Myron Rolle, S, Florida State

George Selvie, DE/OLB, South Florida

Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa

Darryl Sharpton, ILB, Miami

Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota


Fifth Round (No. 151 overall)

Jamar Chaney, ILB, Mississippi State

O'Brien Schofield, DE/OLB, Wisconsin

Sam Young, OT, Notre Dame

Kurt Coleman, S, Ohio State

Pat Angerer, ILB, Iowa

Nick Polk, S, Indiana


Sixth Round (No. 184 overall)

Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky

Daniel Te'o-Neshiem, DE/OLB, Washington

Trindon Holliday, KR, LSU

Marshall Newhouse, OG, TCU

Zoltan Mesko, P, Michigan

Danario Alexander, WR, Missouri


Seventh Round (No. 215 overall)

Curtis Steele, RB, Memphis

Javarris James, RB, Miami

Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech

Cameron Sheffield, DE/OLB, Troy

Matt Dodge, P, East Carolina

Scott Ravanesi, P, Northern Illinois


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