GM Thompson, Packers head into draft with 8 picks

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have eight picks in next week's NFL draft and some obvious needs even after two straight NFC North titles.

The Packers could use more talent on the offensive line, despite using their 2010 (Bryan Bulaga) and 2011 (Derek Sherrod) first-round draft picks on offensive tackles. And despite drafting Clay Matthews in 2009 and Nick Perry last year, the Packers have only three outside linebackers currently on the roster.

Green Bay also lost three-time Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins and wide receiver Greg Jennings.

General manager Ted Thompson has drafted a true running back only four times in eight drafts, but this could be the year he does so again.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 203664811 -