GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers under Brian Gutekunst and his predecessor, Ted Thompson, simply have not put much of an emphasis on the linebacker position.
In 2006, Thompson used his first-round pick on A.J. Hawk and his third-round pick on Abdul Hodge. Only once in the last 14 drafts have the Packers used a pick in the first 125 selections on a linebacker, a swing and a miss on Oren Burks on the third round in 2018.
Nonetheless, NFL.com’s Peter Schrager selected Missouri’s Nick Bolton in his latest mock draft.
“Joe Barry is the new DC and his specialty is LB play,” Schrager writes in his summation.