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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Packers looking at Willis at #16

According to Joe Arrigo at, the Packers are looking into the possibility of drafting Ole Miss LB, Patrick Willis. Willis has been gaining ground on draft boards across the NFL and could be gone by the time the Packers pick at #16. ranks Willis at #9 overall prospect, and Marshawn Lynch, who's name is in just about every mock draft for the Packers is ranked at #27. Willis, the Butkus Award winner in '06, runs a 4.5 40 yard dash and recorded 137 tackles last year.

"They feel (Packers) he is fast enough to play the 'Sam' position. Also he would allow the Packers to mix a little 3/4 defense in from time to time. " But do the Packers really need another LB. That seems to be a stronger part of our Defense, but TT might go with the best available choice and Willis seems to be gaining ground.

Wherever he does go, he's going to be a monster, and a tackling machine. He will be considered an early favorite for Defensive rookie of the year in 2007.

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