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2011 NFL Mock Draft, SBNBA Version: 32. Green Bay Packers - Brooks Reed, Arizona Wildcats

32. Green Bay Packers - Brooks Reed, Arizona Wildcats

We've reached the end of the first round in our mock draft, and the Packers are getting an absolute steal. Maybe some folks still have Reed rated in the second round, but not this writer. Reed can do a lot of things and play a lot of positions, but he's best suited for 3-4 outside linebacker, and it does fit a need for Green Bay. I know, I know, they have Clay Matthews and he's been everything you could ever want in an outside linebacker, but if the Packers are really serious about their defense, they will get another rush linebacker on the other side.

Brooks Reed is a top twenty-five talent that fell in this draft, and Green Bay will be more than happy to bring him in. He's a guy they can send on every play as Matthews expands on his talent outside of making quarterbacks very uncomfortable, and eventually he will develop into a guy who can go anywhere as well. He's strong, he's fast, he's athletic, he's got a great plethora of pass-rush moves and that's really all that matters.

The Packers need some help on the offensive line still, and they consider Danny Watkins here, but there could be some top-flight guards around in the second round for them to take their pick of. They go with a BPA + need scenario here and leave New York with Reed in tow.