News: Packers general manager Ted Thompson used his first six of eight draft picks on defensive players, getting three of them by trading up three different times. The Packers not only will be counting on first-round draft pick Nick Perry (Southern Cal) to be the pass-rushing complement to Clay Matthews at outside linebacker, but they may have to depend on defensive linemen Jerel Worthy (Michigan State) and Mike Daniels (Iowa) early and often as well. The additions of Worthy and Daniels look to be shrewd moves by Thompson according to The Sports Xchange, who undoubtedly was preparing to lose defensive end Anthony Hargrove for a portion of next season. The Packers' other draft picks include Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward, Maine safety Jerron McMillian and N.C. State linebacker Terrell Manning.
Analysis: Worthy and Daniels should help up front as part of the Packers' D-line rotation but not put up a ton of stats. Hayward might struggle to find playing time while McMillian was productive in college and could spend a year or two working on special teams before cracking the defense. Manning has to prove he can stay healthy before getting some serious consideration in Fantasy. Of this group, we'd spend a late-round flier in rookie-only drafts on McMillian but that's it.