The Green Bay Packers seemed to be focused on drafting only defensive players this year in the 2012 NFL Draft, as they picked up yet another defensive lineman in Iowa defensive tackle Mike Daniels with the 132 overall pick.
Daniels was projected to go as early as the third round but is stands only 6'0 290 pounds, which is probably what caused him to slide down to the Packers in the latter stages of the fourth round. Yet, even though he is not the biggest defensive tackle, he will fit well in Dom Capers 3-4 defense and may even get some time in sub packages as an interior pass rusher.
Daniels is another solid selection by Packers general manager Ted Thompson as he keeps trying to rebuild a defense that set records for futility in 2011.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Trading up in the NFL draft is something Packers general manager Ted Thompson rarely does. It goes against everything in his nature, his upbringing and his beliefs in how to run an organization.
So when Thompson moved up not once, not twice but three times in this year's draft, he wasn't quite feeling like himself afterward.
Going into the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers had one thing on their mind, defense. After putting together one of the worst defensive seasons in NFL history, the Packers defense was in desperate need of some reinforcements and General Manger Ted Thompson was more than happy to accommodate by drafting USC defensive end Nick Perry with the 28th overall selection...
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy both enjoy watching veteran wide receiver Donald Driver compete on ''Dancing With the Stars.''
There is no guarantee he'll be on the roster by the time training camp rolls around.
Driver is the leading receiver in franchise history with 735 catches for 10,060 yards. But he turned 37 in February...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Nick Perry is not a prototypical defensive player. The former USC standout is a lot of things: fast, athletic, quick and big with a knack for bringing down opposing quarterbacks in college at an elite rate.
But it's the combination of those traits that makes Perry a difficult projection in the NFL.
When Perry was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 28th...
Small defensive lineman has big potential as a pass rusher
Watch Mike Daniels play against Oklahoma in last December’s Insight Bowl and you’ll immediately know why GM Ted Thompson spent a fourth-round pick on a defensive lineman who will probably never see more than 30 snaps in a game. The former Iowa star won’t be a starter because he’s too short (6’0″) to play end in...
There is very little reason to doubt Packers general manager Ted Thompson when it comes to the NFL draft.
After all, during Thompson's seven years running the draft in Green Bay, he was the one responsible for drafting Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, B.J. Raji and Nick Collins, to name a few.
So, after Thompson's newest class of draftees included...
Packers draft another USC linebacker in the first round
The Green Bay Packers struck gold when they selected a Southern Cal linebacker Clay Matthews in the first round three years ago. GM Ted Thompson is hoping for a bit of deja vu with Nick Perry, another extremely athletic ex-Trojan who was picked 28th overall in Thursday’s draft. Perry will be expected to start opposite Matthews...
Penn State's defensive end is Still available after round one
Ted Thompson has to select both an outside linebacker and a defensive end early in this draft. One down and one to go. First round pick Nick Perry will be an instant upgrade opposite Clay Matthews, but the Packers are still woefully lacking talent on the defensive line. Fortunately, there are a number of quality...
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The 2012 NFL Draft is being very kind to the Green Bay Packers in part because they are being bold, moving aggressively up the board to acquire the players necessary to take the defense back to respectability and the team back...
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