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Saturday, April 26, 2008

There's the QB

The Packers take Louisville's Brian Brohm with their second 2nd round pick - the 56th overall.

Greg Bedard at the JSOnline Packers Blog isn't real high on Brohm, but he was listed in the top two or three quarterbacks in every draft report I saw.

Regardless, I think it's a good pick: light some fire under Rodgers (even if he doesn't need it), and leave no stone unturned in searching for that next QB.

UPDATE - Packers on the board again. Can't help but notice that Taylor Mehlhaff is still available.

UPDATE - Nope, it's a cornerback: Patrick Lee, from Auburn. Also a kick returner - that's two guys with returning experience we got in today's draft.

And thus ends my interest in the NFL Draft for today, unless one of the Badgers is chosen. Say, when's the last time UW went through two full rounds without having somebody drafted?

ANSWER - That didn't take long. The Badgers didn't have anyone chosen until the 3rd round in the 2006 NFL draft - that was Brian Calhoun, who went to the Lions at #74.

Before that, you have to go all the way back to 1996, when no Badgers were chosen at all. Twice - in 2000 and 2001 - the Badgers had two first-round selections, inlcuding back-to-back selections at #26 (Jamar Fletcher - Miami) and #27 (Michael Bennett - Minnesota) in 2001.