BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Carl Bradford , LB, Arizona State at 121

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Analysis:

Carl Bradford is a redshirt junior who has a lot of versatility. Bradford has played defensive end, outside linebacker, and inside linebacker. He may be best suited to play inside in the Packers defense. At 6’1” 250 pounds, he may not have the length the Packers look for in an edge rusher.

Bradford had 21.5 sacks over the past 3 season to go along with 154 tackles, and 43 tackles for a loss.

How does he fit with the Packers?

The Bradford selection is another sign the Packers will move to more multiple fronts on defense.

An explosive athlete I like him as a possible replacement for Brad Jones, but he could be a possible back up for Clay Matthews. He has the versatility to play inside or outside in the Packers scheme. I love the selection!

NFL comparison: Alec Ogletree – Bradford is similar in size and speed to Ogletree, who was a 1st round pick by the Rams in 2013. Bradford was a much more productive pass rusher than Ogletree, but they both play with an aggressive attitude .

 

PackersTalk.com writers Ross Uglem and Ian Hanley  contributed to this article.

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