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2016 BRB NFL Mock Draft: With The 27th Pick, The Green Bay Packers Select...

Will it be a large, strong man so Clay Matthews can move back to outside linebacker.?

Moving back to outside linebacker is going to be like vacation, which is all I ever wanted.
Moving back to outside linebacker is going to be like vacation, which is all I ever wanted.
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With the twenty-seventh (27th) pick of the 2016 BRB NFL Mock Draft, Feedemtothewolves1099, on behalf of the Green Bay Packers, select Reggie Ragland (ILB--Alabama).  Here's why:

The Packers basically get a two-for-one deal here by selecting Reggie Ragland. Not only do they get a legitimate first round pick in Ragland, but they also get to move Clay Matthews back outside to his natural position. With the unexpected B.J. Raji retirement, the Packers could easily go D-line here, but I suspect they will wait until the second round due to the depth of the position in this year's draft. The Packers' offense is shaping up nicely in the offseason, which is why I decided to go defense with the 27th pick overall.

Reggie Ragland had a productive career at Alabama and has some positional versatility. Ragland did everything he could at the NFL Combine and his Pro Day to show that he can make plays by rushing the passer as well. I expect Don Capers to teach him how to be a pro at his natural position first and then experiment with him rushing the passer later.

Ragland had a solid 2015 season with a combined 102 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and 7 pass deflections. The main knock on Ragland has been his overall speed and his man coverage skills (or lack thereof). Overall, I think this is a great pick for the cheeseheads, and they can finally put the need for a true inside linebacker to rest.

Senor Sam, you are on the clock for the Kansas City Chiefs. Your pick is due via email by 7 pm CDT tonight and will be announced tomorrow at 10 am.

1. Tennessee Titans--Laremy Tunsil (OT--Ole Miss)
2. Cleveland Browns--Joey Bosa (DE--Ohio State)
3. San Diego Chargers--Jalen Ramsey (CB/S--FSU)
4. Los Angeles Rams (via trade with the Dallas Cowboys)--Carson Wentz (QB--NDSU)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars--Myles Jack (LB--UCLA)
6. Baltimore Ravens--DeForest Buckner (DL--Oregon)
7. San Francisco 49ers--Jared Goff (QB--California)
8. Philadelphia Eagles--Vernon Hargreaves III (CB--Florida)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers--Ronnie Stanley (OT--Notre Dame)
10. New York Giants--Ezekiel Elliott (RB--Ohio State)
11. Chicago Bears--A'Shawn Robinson (DE/DT--Alabama)
12. New Orleans Saints--Sheldon Rankins (DT--Louisville)
13. Miami Dolphins--Eli Apple (CB--Ohio State)
14. Oakland Raiders--Jack Conlin (OT--Michigan State)
15. Dallas Cowboys (via trade with the Los Angeles Rams)--Noah Spence (DE/OLB--Eastern Kentucky)
16. Detroit Lions--Laquon Treadwell (WR--Ole Miss)
17. Atlanta Falcons--Darron Lee (LB--Ohio State)
18. Indianapolis Colts--Cody Whitehair (OG--Kansas State)
19. Buffalo Bills--Emmanuel Ogbah (DE--Oklahoma State)
20. New York Jets--Leonard Floyd (OLB--Georgia)
21. Washington Redskins--Corey Coleman (WR--Baylor)
22. Houston Texans--Vernon Butler (DT/DE--Louisiana Tech)
23. Minnesota Vikings--Josh Doctson (WR--TCU)
24. Denver Broncos (via trade with the Cincinnati Bengals)--Paxton Lynch (QB--Memphis)
25. Pittsburgh Steelers--Andrew Billings (DT--Baylor)
26. Seattle Seahawks--Taylor Decker (OT--Ohio State)
27. Green Bay Packers--Reggie Ragland (ILB--Alabama)
28. Kansas City Chiefs--Senor Stan
29. Arizona Cardinals--HovaFlow
30. Carolina Panthers--Vance87
31. Cincinnati Bengals (via trade with the Denver Broncos)--Summer of Watt