Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 4/26/12
With the 28th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select, Nick Perry, linebacker, USC.
This is a great pick for Green Bay as they gave up the most yards per game (411.6) and also tied for 27th in the NFL with 29 sacks.  They also only had 11 sacks with four or fewer rushers in 2011, putting them 31st in the NFL.
With Clay Matthews being held to only six sacks last year, the lowest of his career, Perry will be a great addition to play opposite of him.

Perry, who had 54 tackles last year and 9.5 sacks, will really have a great impact right out of the gate.  With all of the linebackers that were available like Courney Upshaw and Lavonte David, I was a little surprised at the fact that they went with Perry.

Playing in a division filled with offensive power coming from Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota,  Perry can really pair up with Matthews to stop the running game of Matt Forte from Chicago and Adrian Peterson from Minnesota.  He will also provide a lot of help rushing passers like Jay Cutler, who had a good year before getting injured, and Matthew Stafford who had a tremendous season.
Green Bay made a great decision picking up a linebacker in Perry, and it will really help them improve their defense for the 2012 season.

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