In the fourth round Thompson addressed the ILB position with Jake Ryan, OLB/ILB, from Michigan, Ryan played outside his first few years but switched over to the inside his senior year, in 12 games, making 12 starts he recorded 112 tackles, 14 TFLs, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception. the analyst say his weakness is he over-attacks and gets taken out of plays but I like that aggression as it brings a killer mentality to the middle of the field, will he make an impact this year? Only time will tell, he has to beat out last years rookie Carl Bradford and UDFA Joe Thomas who I believe would have taken Jones’s job last season if he wasn’t injured. The Packers also have Nate Palmer and Josh Francis competing for the job so Ryan is not a sure thing, the job will go to the best player at the end of preseason. All we can hope for is that one or more of these guys steps up to be Barrington’s partner in crime so Matthews can move back to his natural position and bring the pain to QB’s. But honestly I liked Clay on the inside last year he seemed to find his motor again and play with passion. But what say you Packernation? Who do you think will play next to Barrington this season?
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