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Brooks Reed, OLB, University of Arizona
Drawing comparisons to Clay Matthews, Brooks Reed is a top-five linebacker in the 2011 NFL Draft. He possesses, like Matthews, a motor that never quits.
Many critics have said the Packers most glaring need is the outside linebacker spot opposite of Matthews.
I disagree with that assertion; however, I feel that based on Ted Thompson's "best player available" draft strategy, Brooks Reed will be the top guy on the board.
Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin: Carimi is not expected to slip past the Bears; however, Bulaga slipped much farther than expected in last year's draft. If Carimi is available, the Packers will snag him and make him their LT of the future.
Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama: Ingram is another potential top-20 guy who could slip to the Packers. If so, I think the Packers will pounce. The addition of Ingram will lead to a crowded backfield in Green Bay of Ryan Grant, James Starks, and Ingram, with Brandon Jackson likely departing in that scenario.
Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh: With Driver still producing, but aging, and James Jones likely leaving in free agency, the Packers are in need of a 3rd/4th receiver. Baldwin doesn't have a ton of speed; however, his tight end-like size makes him a deep ball threat. Character concerns are the most likely reason that the Packers stay away from Baldwin.
Aaron Williams, CB, Texas- The Packers are home to one of the top defensive backfields in the NFL; however, as was the case in the 2nd Half of the Super Bowl, injuries do happen. With Charles Woodson reaching his mid-30's, it is time to groom another DB who can team with Tramon Williams and Sam Shields in the future, and Aaron Williams would be a great addition.