Who will be the ninth player (Green Bay Packers) selected in the NFL draft?
B.J. Raji Even
Brian Orakpo 7/2
Aaron Maybin 4/1
Tyson Jackson 8/1
Robert Ayers 10/1
More and more people are expecting the Packers to pick up Tyson Jackson in a pick that starts to make more and more sense. This guy was off my radar for the longest time and is slowly working his way up the draft boards. He isn’t flashy, but will get the job done as an interior defensive lineman no matter where he goes. He doesn’t carry as much risk as say Orakpo or Raji. I still feel Orakpo and Raji will be the best fit for the Packers defense.
The scariest guy on here is Robert Ayers. Remember the last time the Packers picked a defensive lineman from Tennessee with a first round pick? Yeah, hasn’t worked out too well so far. Ayers barely played before the 2008 season and pushed up his draft stock with a strong pro day and Senior Bowl. This seems to be way too much of a reach for Thompson.
I’d take those even odds on Raji.