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Arrigo's Mock v.15.0
ROUND 1 : Packers trade pick No. 23 to Dallas for the Cowboys' first- (No. 27) and third-round selection. The Packers then trade down with the Cleveland Browns. Packers send pick No. 27 (Round One) for pick 38 (Round Two) and a pick in Round Three that the Browns own (pick 92 via the Jets).
ROUND 2 (PICK 38) : Charles Brown—OT—USC : Brown is athletic and a perfect fit for a zone blocking scheme. He isn't overly strong and will need to improve his run blocking, but he has a high ceiling. He would benefit from a year of being a backup and learning the Packers' offensive system. He could go late in Round One, but I hear he is more likely an early second-round guy.
ROUND 2 (PICK 56) : Dexter McCluster—RB/WR/KR—Ole Miss: I know McCluster wont slip to No. 56, right? But I think he does. He didn't run the 40 time he expected to run at the combine. McCluster is a do-everything football player that is tough, smart, and instinctive. He fills multiple “needs” for the Packers including a third running back, a fifth wide receiver, and a kick returner. He can also line up as a QB in a “Wild Pack” formation. I have heard the Packers have met with him a few times in Mobile and have a big time interest in him. This kid's personality is out of this world.
ROUND 3 (PICK 86): Morgan Burnett—SS/FS—Georgia Tech : A very solid football player who can play deep or play the strong side equally well. Very alert and instinctive. Great football IQ and his level of play goes up in big games. Good athleticism and agility with good hip-rotation ability.
ROUND 3 (PICK 92) : Akwasi Owusu-Ansah—CB/KR—IUP: The Packers seem to think Will Blackmon can be more than a dime back and still have high hopes for Pat Lee. Owusu-Ansah can be a special teams standout and contribute as a dime or sixth defensive back in year one. He has the skill set to be special, but some question his level of competition. He can also play a little safety as well.
ROUND 3 (PICK ???): Eric Norwood—OLB—South Carolina: With Aaron Kampman in Jacksonville and Brad Jones coming off a strong rookie year, Norwood would add depth to a position that could use some.
ROUND 4 (PICK 119) : Mike Johnson—G—Alabama : The Packers have Jason Spitz and Darryn Colledge at left guard, but neither set the world on fire (for a variety of reasons) in 2009. Johnson would be a very good fit for the Packers.
ROUND 5 (PICK ???) Jevan Snead—QB—Ole Miss: Snead was considered a lock for the first round going into his senior season, but he played poorly and his stock slipped. He surprised everyone by coming out early. He has a big-time arm and ability, but needs to be coached up.
ROUND 5 (comp pick) : Zoltan Mesko—P—Michigan : The Packers have a need at punter and Mesko will solve that. He can kick in the elements and has a very strong leg.
ROUND 6 (PICK ???) : Walter Thurmond—CB—Oregon : A nasty knee injury ruined his 2009 season. Until then, Thurmond was a high draft pick. I would select him and either PUP or IR him.
ROUND 7 (PICK ???) : Trindon Holliday—KR/WR—LSU : The 5'5'' speed demon would be another return specialist. He is lightning in a bottle and a player that could team with McCluster to form a lethal return duo.
Undrafted Rookie FA's:
Eric Cook—C—New Mexico