NFL Mock Draft 2011: Green Bay Packers Wrap Up NFL Draft Round One with DE
NFL Mock Draft 2011 Ends With Green Bay Packers Filling Key Need
NFL Mock Draft Pick No. 32: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
Aaron Rodgers may have been Green Bay's star during their Super Bowl run, but the Packers defense deserves just as much credit.
But that unit does have some issues to address this offseason.
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Cullen Jenkins, who was critical in the postseason, is a free agent and will be very hard to re-sign. And any hopes of Johnny Jolly's return might have gone out the window with his second drug possession arrest.
They have Ryan Pickett and C.J. Wilson, but depth and a rotation is key to that unit so look for them to pursue another defensive end. Adrian Clayborn is still on the board here and although he had a disappointing senior season, he is a playmaker with very good size and excellent athleticism.
He won't have an immediate impact, but by his second season, look for him to be a key rotator as a 3-4 end, much like Ziggy Hood became for the Steelers last season.
|1. Carolina Panthers: Blaine Gabbert |
2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus
3. Buffalo Bills: Patrick Peterson
4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green
|17. New England Patriots: Aldon Smith|
18. San Diego Chargers: Muhammad Wilkerson
19. New York Giants: Anthony Costonzo
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Da'Quan Bowers
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Cam Newton |
6. Cleveland Browns: Von Miller
7. San Francisco 49ers: Robert Quinn
8. Tennessee Titans: Nick Fairley
|21. Kansas City Chiefs: Akeem Ayers|
22. Indianapolis Colts: Gabe Carimi
23. Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Solder
24. New Orleans Saints: Phil Taylor
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Prince Amukamara |
10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones
11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt
12. Minnesota Vikings: Cameron Jordan
|25. Seattle Seahawks: Danny Watkins|
26. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith
27. Atlanta Falcons: Cameron Heyward
28. New England Patriots: Leonard Hankerson
|13. Detroit Lions: Tyron Smith |
14. St. Louis Rams: Corey Liuget
15. Miami Dolphins: Mark Ingram
16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Kerrigan
|29. Chicago Bears: Mike Pouncey|
30. New York Jets: Rahim Moore
31. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Harris
32. Green Bay Packers: Adrian Clayborn
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