Draft Picks 2010: Green Bay Gets an Early Christmas Present in OT Bryan Bulaga

Jersey Al Bracco@JerseyAlGBPSenior Analyst IApril 23, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga of Iowa runs during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers got a very unexpected present at the NFL Draft. Bryan Bulaga, rated as a top-10 player on most draft boards, slipped to the No. 23 spot, where GM Ted Thompson had no choice but to graciously accept the gift.

This isn't a sexy choice, it isn't an exciting choice. Chances are he contributes very little next season. But it's a pick for the future of the Green Bay Packers and the safety of their franchise quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

I, for one, have been calling for the Packers to take a Sergio Kindle or Jerry Hughes, both of whom were there for the Packers. Had Bulaga not dropped, I believe you would have seen one of those two linebackers terrorizing opposing quarterbacks next season.

It was a scenario I relished. I had this perfect vision in my mind. Matthews on one side, Kindle or Hughes on the other. Let see how comfortable Brett Favre would be in the pocket now...

But alas, it's not to be. It's not a time to be sad, however. The Packers got an excellent value for their selection. Not quite an Aaron Rodgers drop value, but a very good value nonetheless.

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Jersey Al Bracco is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.

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