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Round 2 (58): Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

The Packers are going to have a fascinating approach in this year's draft when it comes to the off-ball linebacker position. We all know it's going to be a priority, to some degree, with new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley coming in and implementing a 4-3 base look defensively.

After the Packers' decision to move on from De'Vondre Campbell, the writing is on the wall regarding this position group. Green Bay's got to do something, but who is actually going to be available in this pick range?

You see some NFL Draft experts out there saying that any of Payton Wilson, Edgerrin Cooper, and Junior Colson could be the best off-ball linebacker in the draft. Are any of them true first-round talents? There are questions about each of them, not to mention the fact that the off-ball linebacker position is just generally not considered great bang for your buck in round one.

Though we have seen proof in recent years that GM Brian Gutekunst doesn't care about that (hello, Quay Walker).

Colson is the type of physical athlete that the Packers really need at the position. It would be risky to wait to this selection to get a possible starting off-ball linebacker, but the Packers can monitor the board and wait for a run to happen on Day 2 before they potentially move up the board to strike.

Colson makes plays all over the field. He had nearly 300 tackles in three seasons at Michigan.