2011 NFL Draft Grades: Grading and Analyzing the Green Bay Packers on Day 2

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2011 NFL Draft Grades: Grading and Analyzing the Green Bay Packers on Day 2
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After the Green Bay Packers went with an offensive lineman in round one, Packer fans were hoping to use their Day 2 picks to get players with a little more spunk.

They did just that.

With the 64th pick in the draft the Packers went with Kentucky wide receiver/kick returner Randall Cobb.

I like this pick a lot, but if it were up to me I would have went with Georgia OLB Justin Houston who I was absolutely shocked to find still on the board at 64.

Wide Receiver really wasn't a huge need for Green Bay, but the Packers really don't have any huge needs so that's not a problem.

Still, I loved the idea of giving Clay Matthews a running mate in Justin Houston to give quarterback's nightmares.

But Cobb was by no means a bad pick. He'll probably be the Packers fourth receiver next season, (fifth if you count JerMichael Finley) and he'll have a chance to move up the depth chart in future seasons.

He could also perhaps be the cure to Green Bay's return woes that have haunted them for years.

I think Cobb was a good pick, but not a great one.

This is a B+ in my book.

In round three the Packers once again stood pat with the 32nd pick of the round and 96th pick overall.

They used that pick to draft Hawaii running back Alexander Green which guarantees the end of Brandon Jackson in Green Bay, and possibly spells the end of Ryan Grant as well.

I personally love Grant to death and think the Packers would be making a huge mistake if they got rid of him, so I hope they keep him around.

Green is almost a carbon copy of Brandon Jackson, so he should step in as their third down runner.

My biggest problem with this pick is that if Green Bay decides to hold onto Starks and Grant, how much playing time is Green really going to get?

Especially considering that all 3rd and short's will belong to John Kuhn.

I'm really not crazy about this pick at all as all it does is add to a crowded backfield which already includes three fullbacks and two halfbacks.

I would have to give this a C+ grade in my book.

The Packers added two skill position players during day two, let's see how it works out.

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