1st rd-Damarious Randall, Safety/Corner
2nd rd-Quinten Rollins, Corner/Safety
3rd-Ty Montgomery, Wide Receiver
4th rd-Jake Ryan, Inside Linebacker
5th rd-Brett Hundley, Quarterback
6th rd-Aaron Ripkowski, Fullback
6th rd, comp-Christian Ringo, Defensive Tackle
6th rd, comp-Kennard Backman, Tight End
General manager Ted Thompson addressed the defensive backfield with the first two picks confirming what everyone knew was a need but when he passed on a Inside linebacker in the third round most were wondering what was going on, Paul Dawson was considered the best ILB leading up to the combine but with a poor showing his stock fell but when he was there in the third and Ted passed on him again for a wide receiver he made it clear he was not worried about the ILB position and they already have their starters on the roster.
Sam Barrington stepped up last season to prove he can be a starter but who is his partner in crime going to be? McCarthy stated he fully expects Carl Bradford to fill the role and for him to say that it makes me think he seen enough improvement last year for him to be their guy. Then there is Joe Thomas who was making a case last year during preseason to make the final 53 before sustaining a knee injury and being released but midway through the season he was able to come back and sign with the practice squad to finish out the season. The rest of the linebackers who may be that guy are Nate Palmer, Josh Francis and Andy Mulumba who could be the top player of all these mentioned, he was another player who before injury could have took Brad Jones job last year. Some are thinking Mike Neal may be moved inside so Clay Matthews can go back to his full time quarterback attack on the outside, but I think his role will be what it was in the latter part of last season.
Well this is a few thoughts about why Ted only took one ILB in the draft and not until the 4th round let us know what you think on our facebook homepage or the comment section below.
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