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As far as regular season records are concerned, nobody did it better than the Packers last season.
Unfortunately, that ended up translating into the title of "most prestigious loser." The Packers' secondary got torched early and often throughout the season and the Giants made them pay the ultimate seasonal price for not addressing it. They also had a running game that settled near the bottom of the league.
The quarterback play of Aaron Rogers was enough to make up for the lack of a running game. But the passing defense was a sore spot for the team. So the Green Bay Packers entered the Draft needing to address both of these issues.
1) Nick Perry - DE: The Packers' first pick is decribed by scouts as being explosive, and strong with good leverage and technique. There are some concerns about consistent effort and appropriate conditioning. Many teams considered him to be a risky pick as a result. But Green Bay is an ideal place for him to land. There is a strong...
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New Packers D-lineman Jerel Worthy should help the team's feeble pass rush.
So all those holes on the Packers defense are patched now, right?
Someone to get after the quarterback opposite Clay Matthews? We got Nick Perry for that.
A defensive lineman to fill the void left by Cullen Jenkins? Say hello to Jerel Worthy.
Defensive backs that can cover and won’t shy away from...
The Green Bay Packers needed to address their defense, and did so in a big way this weekend. The Packers used each of their first five picks on defensive prospects, and added at least three players who will play significant roles in 2012.
Perry will start from day one in Green Bay.
Nick Perry will immediately step into a starting role opposite Clay Matthews at outside linebackers...
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.
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Tennessee-Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman, who was drafted by the Packers, got some assistance from Brett Favre in preparing for the draft.
Everybody knew that the Packers were going to go heavy on defensive picks in this upcoming draft, and they did not disappoint. The Packers drafted only two offensive player in this years draft and have made it clear they want to fix the issues they had on defense last year. What follows is a short bio on each player drafted in the two days.
Pick #51 – Jerel Worthy – Defensive...
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...
The Green Bay Packers took a quarterback with their final pick in the NFL draft, selecting Tennessee-Chattanooga's B.J. Coleman with the second of two seventh-round compensatory picks.
The 6-3, 222-pound Coleman originally went to Tennessee, playing in three games in 2008 before transferring to Chattanooga. He completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 6,871 yards at Chattanooga...
With their fourth round pick (133th overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Jeron McMillian, a safety from Maine. The Packers had McMillian in for a pre-draft visit.
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McMillian was an all-conference selection who had 92 tackles...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If the newest quarterback of the Green Bay Packers happens to play a bit like Brett Favre, there's a perfectly good explanation as to why.In the seventh round of the NFL draft, the Packers selected B.J. Coleman out of Tennessee-Chattanooga. It was prior to the draft that Coleman was trained by Favre, who is remembered in Wisconsin as much for the drama that...
USC DE/OLB Nick Perry
Saying that Ted Thompson and the Packers focused on defense in the 2012 NFL Draft wouldn’t be strong enough. Thompson used the Packers’ first six draft picks exclusively on defense before drafting Andrew Datko in the seventh round.
The heavy emphasis on defense wasn’t the only difference in this years’ draft for the Packers. After trading up just three...
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson used the team's free-agent compensatory picks on defensive lineman Mike Daniels of Iowa and safety Jerron McMillian of Maine.
The Green Bay Packers have taken Maine safety Jerron McMillian with the second of two compensatory picks near the end of the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
The 5-11, 215-pound McMillian had five pass breakups and an interception last season, with 88 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss.
With the pick, the Packers have taken defensive players with their first four picks...
1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers He might struggle with a new Offensive Coordinator, but you’re still looking at forty touchdowns. 2. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots A new Offensive Coordinator, but a familiar one. McDaniels has more weapons to work with this time around, too. 3. Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions The Lions will once [...]
With Pick 163 in the fifth round, the Green Bay Packers selected NC State LB Terrell Manning.
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...