Riley Angel's Packer Draft Contest Picks

Riley AngelCorrespondent IApril 17, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23:  Defensive lineman BJ Raji of Boston College runs during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

The first player selected by the Packers in the 2009 NFL draft will be: B.J. Raji, NT Boston College.

Reasons and explanation:

The Packers have a variety of reasons for selecting Raji here. One reason is that Raji should be the best player available at this point in the draft. Another reason is that the Packers are switching to a 3-4 defense and Raji has experience in that system.

The second player selected by the Packers in the 2009 NFL draft will be: Larry English, DE/OLB Northern Illinois

Reasons and explanation:

If Larry English is available here, the Packers should pick him up immediately for several reasons. He would be both the best player available and he would fit a need for the Packers. With the switch to the 3-4 defense, the Packers need someone to get to the quarterback across from Aaron Kampman.

Tiebreaker questions:

Will the Packers make a draft day trade involving their first round No. 9 pick? (yes/no) No.
Will the Packers third selection be an offensive or defensive player? (off/def) Defensive Player.
Will the Packers use any of their draft choices (day one or two) to take a punter? (yes/no) No.

Additional comments:

Packers need to focus this draft on defense considering the problems they had last year. Look for the offense side of the picks to be focused on a running back and offensive lineman.

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