|By Tony Moss, NFL Editor|
|Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Below we take a look at the 2010 draft selections of the Green Bay Packers, highlighting the ramifications of their two-day haul and assigning grades for their efforts.|
1 - Bryan Bulaga, T, Iowa (6-5, 314);
2 - Mike Neal, DL, Purdue (6-3, 294);
3 - Morgan Burnett, S, Georgia Tech (6-1, 209);
5 - Andrew Quarless, TE, Penn State (6-4, 254);
5 - Marshall Newhouse, G, TCU (6-4, 319);
6 - James Starks, RB, Buffalo (6-2, 218);
7 - C.J. Wilson, DE, East Carolina (6-3, 290)
Analysis: One of the worst-kept secrets in this Draft was that the Packers were looking for a tackle to push the aging Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher, and Green Bay got a steal with Bulaga, a player that was projected by some as a Top 10 guy. Neal won't be among the most recognizable faces on the Green Bay roster, but he's a 3-4 end that can fit into Dom Capers' scheme. Burnett, the third-round pick, is a shaky tackler and could take some time to develop. Quarless is a Penn State product with some character issues and past problems with the law on his resume'. Newhouse projects as a backup guard, but has also played some tackle. Starks, who missed 2009 with a shoulder injury, is an intriguing selection due to his NFL size. Wilson was a good value pick in the seventh, and could stick. It is somewhat surprising that the Packers failed to draft a cornerback, given the advancing age of Charles Woodson and Al Harris, or a punter, which has been a need for this franchise for some time.
Bottom Line: Not a lot to make Packers fans excited here, but some decent bodies to add to the core of the roster.