I thought it would be interesting to speculate how Green Bay Packer 2010 draft picks will see their rookie seasons play out, and what 2009 rookie season each one will look like. I am being pretty optimistic with the Packer's picks because I for one, think it was a good draft with a lot of potential starters. These are just my opinions, so when you're done reading post a comment and tell me what you think.
Bulaga's rookie season will look like B.J. Raji's. Just like Raji, Bulaga will come in being the back up to a veteran, but will end the season looking like a stud and an obvious starter for years to come.
Brad Jones is the perfect player to compare Mike Neal to because like Jones, Neal will most likely be forced into a starting role during the season. If Johnny Jolly does'nt go to jail, he will at least get suspended for a while, which would make Neal the starter. This happened to Jones, but for a different reason. Aaron Kampman got injured and they really didn't have anyone else.
Yes, Burnett will be this year's Clay Matthews. Burnett will not start right away, but he will get the job very early because Atari Bigby cannot cover. He will be very successful his first year and will prove he was worth the trade up. He won't quite make it to the pro-bowl, but only absolute freaks like Matthews do when they're rookies.
Quarless will become the next Jarius Wynn. Wynn adds depth to the d- line, but I don't see him ever starting. Quarless will just be good depth because anytime you have a Jermichael Finley to compete with, you are going to be disappointed with the result. Plus, with the emergence of Spencer Haver, Quarless might not even become second string.
Behold the next T.J. Lang. Newhouse may not start this year, he may not start next year, but the Packers need a LG and Newhouse has a lot of potential. Lang had to back up Taucher last season, and probably will have to this season, but Lang will be a starter eventually. Newhouse is an o- lineman, so that helps with the comparison also.
James Starks looks to me like the next Brandon Underwood. Like Underwood, Starks probably won't start much, but will be a very solid second string player. Ryan Grant needs a break sometimes, and when he does, Starks will be right there to give Grant a breather.
Wilson will be like Quinn Johnson, because after his rookie season as a back up, coaches and fans alike will see a solid starter. That's right, I said it, C.J. Wilson will be a solid starter. Wilson is MAD that other teams weren't willing to take him before the seventh and he has sworn to prove he belonged in an earlier round. Just like Johnson behind Kuhn, Wilson will have to wait a year for Jenkins to leave Green Bay, but he will show some brilliance this season.