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Packers trade up to pick N.C. State linebacker

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on April 28, 2012 – 2:21 pm

North Carolina State linebacker Terrell Manning made it six defensive players in a row and threatened to make this an all-defense draft for the Packers, as the Packers traded a sixth-round pick and two seventh-round picks to the Patriots to move up to pick 163 in the fifth round and select Manning, 6-2, 237.

Manning made 10 sacks in the last two seasons. He’s run in the 4.7’s, but speculation is the Packers view Manning as more of a prospect to play inside linebacker.

Manning recorded 10 sacks and 25 tackles for loss over the last two seasons as a starter. He’s an early entry, having redshirted in 2008 and playing three seasons for the Wolfpack. He posted numbers all over the state sheet, adding eight forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, nine deflected passes and five INTs in his career.

He earned honorable mention All-America honors from the NFL Draft Report and second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition.

After the selection of Manning, the Packers now have just two picks remaining in this draft, both seventh-round compensatory selections, at Nos. 241 and 243 overall. Those picks cannot be traded.

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45 Responses to “Packers trade up to pick N.C. State linebacker”

  1. By Justin Thoms on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Like this trade and pick GOOOODO JOB TEDDDY!

  2. By Dan A on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Another very solid OLB that will add even more competition…could be good special teamer like Bishop and look what he has done! Thank you Mr. Thompson.

  3. By Marcou on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I thought they should have addressed RB at this point in the draft, especially since they traded up and only have 2-7th round comp. picks left… so they will have to take whatever falls to them there.

    Maybe Teddy has a rookie FA type he is targeting right when the draft ends. He can certainly offer them a spot to compete for…

  4. By Thomas on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Great job by the scouting department to find this guy. Good choice! It’s coming true Vic, an all D draft.

  5. By Esoxslayer on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Get Carson Wiggs from Purdue !

    He can kick 80 yard field goals ! …and he can squib kick and punt.

  6. By Fire Ted on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Exactly what we didn’t need.

  7. By Dan A on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Please remember that TT brings in some very solid undrafted free agents…. Just have to go back the last few years.

    He along with his team of scouts/coaches know what they are doing.

  8. By johnnyb on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    To fire Ted. Like you could do better. Get a life or become a Vikings fan

  9. By Mark on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to the family, Terrell

  10. By jesuslovetebow on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    i think we need to start criticizing TT more, if we’re not over here griping on the message boards he’s gonna get confused!

  11. By Mark on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    He probably already is a Viking fan.

  12. By Ryan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. All defensive picks. TT going wild on the trading up. Makes me wonder what else he has up his sleeve…possibly trading some defensive players

  13. By charles on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    There is speculation that the Pack are going to try and trade for steven jackson or deangelo williams.

  14. By mark on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Im from Raleigh,NC and a huge NC STATE fan and Packer fan….Green Bay just got a fine playmaker in Manning..Great job with the picks concentrating on the defense. Keep up the good work!!

  15. By Brad on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Packers have an excellent group of guys they drafted! Their defense will explode this year, and will be back on top! Look out! Good Job Ted!

  16. By james1965 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Best avilibile regardless of pos. Please

  17. By james1965 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We should be built for a 6 year run.

  18. By Gary on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was not sure about the last two picks thanks for explaining these last two picks I feel better with those two guys. Now let get a c or a t. Great draft so far

  19. By Phillip from Tulsa on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    @ charles

    I would love to get Jackson, but would pass on williams. I think TT knows he missed when we should have fought for Lynch.

  20. By Jeff N on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I like the fact that TT is addressing some serious needs on Defense. We don’t need new players on offense. We just need them to stay healthy. Back-ups on Offense AND Special Team players can be brought in via free agency or the waiver list. The Defense should be VASTLY improved!

  21. By PackersWorld on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lynch would have been nice, but you can’t get what you don’t know is available. That was totally an inside deal Pete pushed with Buffalo to do.

  22. By Tim on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    make no mistake about it – our defense was 32nd, our offense was 3rd (1st in my assessment with Arod around for the next 12 years). Moving up for every pick since the 1st round means that this draft will be our core for the next 5 yeras. If even 2 or 3 of these players even pan out as we know they will with excellent coaching there is not a team that can even come close – just hope Rodgers is ready for at least 5 more minutes per game in Time of Possession because of a playmaking run stuffing defense!

    And you can rest assure that we won’t have issues tackling anymore like we did last year.

  23. By Rick H on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Take M. Brewster OSU center if still available!

  24. By Tim on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    This draft confirms btw that Derick Sherrod will be healthy, Bulaga will be as stout as Clifton was and Saturday is a two year starter… Also, Alex Green will be healthy as well and they also must love love love Brandon Saine. None of these players are worse than the players we have right now – there’s no doubt about it

  25. By Mike on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I agree that the draft is coming together nicely, but I’m tired of all the praise going only to TT. There are many other people involved in making these decisions. You really think McCarthy hasn’t spoke up at some point and said no, I really like this guy better. Takes more than 1 guy to draft a team.

  26. By Andy on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think we need to address offense already! I’m in for getting a guy like Chris Polk at RB and/or Molk at C out of Michigan. HOW ABOUT TRADING A 7th ROUNDER FOR COLT MCCOY? Instantly be the #2 for Rodgers to fill Flynn, I know the Browns were shopping him. The Falcons got Asante Samuel for a 7th, I guarantee McCoy won’t cost a lot.

  27. By Andy on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Whoops, didn’t look that the picks can’t be dealt. I still think we should try and get McCoy or a veteran backup who isn’t Grahmm Harrell or Nick Hill…Nick Hill?

  28. By UPJon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve given up second guessing TT since picking Matthews as the third linebacker picked from USC in the first round. He knows what he’s doing so sit back, have a beer and enjoy the next season cause our defense is going to be vastly improved. So much for competition from the Lions and Bears, Oh, my!

  29. By Tim on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    newsflash, the Patriots also went all Defense – we went 13-0 and the Patriots lost the superbowl because of a drop ball. I’m pretty sure there’s a reason teh packers and patriots are consistently the best teams in the NFL. Have a little faith that we have the same strategy as the Patriots. Also we mostly went offense the last 3 drafts so this should not be a surprise.

  30. By Terry on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The proof is in the pudding! I think we will do alright…after all we wern’t a steller defence last year so the only way is up! better…let’em play and see who’s hungry! who really wants a starting job!

  31. By Dano on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sure Capers has been very vocal about drafting these guys. He must feel like a kid in a candy store! GO PACK GO!

  32. By NIC on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    If Chris Polk some how drops to the Packers then this this will be just as good of a draft as CLAY&RADJI a few years back.

  33. By JIm on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    TT and MM bring us another Lombardi Trophy followed by a 15 win season .. and now they’re fixing the defense … and yet some here still b!tch and want them gone … like the ol’ saying goes … “sometimes ya just can’t fix stupid!”

  34. By Chuck on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    What the heck is Thompson doing? Pulling these names out of a fishbowl? I think he’s lost his touch.

  35. By Geoff on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome picks, the SS guy is a ? the other guys should contribute right away. Maybe we will get lucky and get Polk.

  36. By Geoff on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Coulda used another safety. Maybe he has a plan here in the 7th. So far so GREAT!

  37. By Tim on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    draft donald driver in the 7th!!!! or maybe Mark Tauscher, oh wait, how aobut Matt Flynn!! I can’t stand these 7th round busts we keep drafting…

  38. By Geoff on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    actually I wonder if they are going to move C. Woodson to Safety and have the rookie Hayward or Shields (hopefully Hayword) play the right corner position. With Woodson back there we have 2 years to get our Safety we need. Go Pack D-line and LB’s are going to help a ton!

  39. By arlo on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    so, Rb will be adressed with free agency then?

    LaDanian Tomlinson anyone?

  40. By James on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    TT and the scouting department knew this was a defensive draft for us the whole way. everyone was throwing their hissy fits when he said he was going to go solely by the best player available. anybody think ted would make a hell of a poker player? never give out any info on who you’re really high on.

  41. By Allen on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    As an NCSU grad and a lifelong Packer fan, this is so awesome. Great decision Ted Thompson, you will not regret this.

  42. By Danny on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lovin every bit of this draft! Hope Polk falls in the Packers lap, maybe Kellen Moore as a back up QB, regardless, I have faith TT will make the picks that helps the team best

  43. By marlonmcgee on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    thank you for addressing defence

  44. By marlonmcgee on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    got plenty running backs watch out james starks a beast

  45. By Bill on Apr 29, 2012 | Reply

    ” I think Pack find a Good RB in Un-Drafted Rookie, they
    good @ that !! ” Find a Speedy Darren Sproles type to
    give Offense another dimention !! ”
    4.4, 190lb speed burner !!! :-)

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