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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Packers pick QB Brian Brohm at #56 in 2nd Round

Brian Brohm would have been a top 5 pick in last year's draft. Instead, he decided to return for his senior year. Louisville did not have a good year last year, but Brohm threw for 4,024 yards and 30 TD's in his final season. He's not a mobile QB and is regarded as a pure pocket passer. He's got a strong arm and is an accurate passer. He does not have a cannon, but can get the ball there. Some scouts have called Brohm a more polished QB than the #3 pick QB Matt Ryan, Boston College.

The Packers actually tried traded up to get Brohm, which TT said fell through. The Packers were fortunate that Brohm still fell to them at #56. Brohm will be Aaron Rodgers backup and push Rodgers in camp. Ted Thompson did say Aaron is still their guy, even with drafting Brian Brohm.

Brohm has also had some injury problems, tearing his ACL in his right knee, torn ligament in his right thumb that required surgery, and a torn labrum in his left shoulder that also required surgery.

"We feel he adds value to our team," Packers GM Ted Thompson said. "He'll be a good, solid guy to have behind Aaron (Rodgers). We'll get him ready to play, but in our minds Aaron's the guy and I even told Brian that. He understood it."

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