2011 NFL Draft: Randall Cobb and 5 Second-Round Targets for Green Bay Packers

Alec DoppCorrespondent IApril 29, 2011

2011 NFL Draft: Randall Cobb and 5 Second-Round Targets for Green Bay Packers

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    LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 13:  Randall Cobb #18 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Commonwealth Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 38-20.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Get
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    After selecting Derek Sherrod with their first-round selection, who will the Packers target in Round 2?

    I'm going to be short, sweet and to-the-point here, so don't get any ideas.

    The Packers were able to lock up their offensive tackle of the future in Derek Sherrod in Round 1; however GM Ted Thompson's job is far from done.

    As we close in on the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Green Bay has narrowed down five likely targets of Day 2.

    Let's take a concise look at five second-round targets to help the Packers repeat as Super Bowl champions.

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Justin Houston, OLB Georgia

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    ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 21:  Justin Houston #42 of the Georgia Bulldogs against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Measurables: 6'3", 273 pounds

    Why he's a good fit

    The fact that no team took a chance on Georgia's crafty outside linebacker Justin Houston in the first round may catch GM Ted Thompson's attention.

    Who can blame him?

    Houston is widely regarded as one of the most complete outside linebackers of this year's class, and the Packers have a serious need for talent at that area.

    In three seasons at Georgia, Houston registered 19 sacks and 110 tackles, and would produce each and every week for Dom Capers' defense. 

Benjamin Ijalana, OG Villanova

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    Measurables: 6'4", 320 pounds

    Why he's a good fit

    Electing to upgrade at offensive tackle in the first round, the Packers and Ted Thompson may not be finished on the offensive line in the early rounds.

    Benjamin Ijalana, a four-year starter for Villanova, is a prime prospect for the Packers in the second-round of action.

    With above-average size for an offensive guard, Ijalana would be a supreme addition to an offensive line already skyrocketing into the 2011 season.

    Great pass-blocking at the college level, superb foot quickness and durability are just a few of the many positives surrounding this unheralded prospect.

Ryan Williams, RB Virginia Tech

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    MIAMI - NOVEMBER 20:  Ryan Williams #34 of the Virginia Tech Hokies runs for a first down during a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    Measurables: 5'9", 212 pounds

    Why he's a good fit

    If not for the Saints trading up for their second first-round pick, the Packers were likely to snatch up Alabama running back Mark Ingram with their first-round selection.

    What does this mean for Packer fans?

    For starters, it means GM Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy are seriously considering adding a versatile running back to their already lethal offense.

    Who's available in the second round?  Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams, to begin with, has already become a rumored name for the Packers prior to the commencement of the draft.

    With the great ability to scamper through and around tacklers, Williams is a surefire target for Green Bay in the second round.

Aaron Williams, CB Texas

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Defensive back Aaron Williams #4 of the Texas Longhorns practices before a game against the UCF Knights on November 7, 2009 at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas won 35-3.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Get
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    Measureables: 6'0", 195 pounds

    Why he's a good fit

    I, like most Packer fans, realize Charles Woodson's body won't be able to last much longer.  So once Woodson departs from Title-town, who could be a great fill-in?

    With their second-round selection, the Packers would ideally target Texas' playmaking cornerback Aaron Williams.

    Great build with the potential to be a superb one-on-one cover man with a couple years of experience, Williams should be one of GM Ted Thompson's second-round targets without question. 

Randall Cobb, WR Kentucky

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    LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 13:  Randall Cobb #18 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Commonwealth Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 38-20.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Get
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    Measurables: 5'11", 190 pounds

    Why he's a good fit

    The Packers managed to bolster their offensive line in the first round with Derek Sherrod. However there are other lingering issues facing the Super Bowl champions as the second round comes into focus.

    With James Jones' likely not to return next season and Donald Driver winding down towards retirement, now is the time for Ted Thompson to work his magic by picking up a stellar wideout with tremendous upside.

    In his junior season with the Wildcats, Cobb amassed 1,017 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.  Complemented by his astute speed and unheralded abilities, Cobb is a serious threat in the passing game, and would contribute to Green Bay's return game, as well.