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Packers pick linebacker with their first pick of third day

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on May 10, 2014 – 12:15 pm

140510-bradford-300GREEN BAY–The Packers addressed need at linebacker with their first pick of the third day of the draft. Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford, 6-1, 250, joined the Packers on the 121st pick of the draft.

Bradford is a strong value pick. He was listed by several draftnik publications to be a second or third-round prospect. He recorded 21 1/2 sacks in his college career and was first team All-PAC 12 last year.

“Plays like his hair is on fire. Very good making plays up the field. Solid pass rusher,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Bradford.

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32 Responses to “Packers pick linebacker with their first pick of third day”

  1. By Eric on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Watched a lot of the this guy at ASU and motor never stops and he will make the team. I think he is just behind Perry and CM3 as the 3rd best OLB on the team today

  2. By Joe on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I like the pick, think they will move him inside.

  3. By Andre on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Just watched his highlights from the combine, and read his breakdown, along with comments for the draftniks. Looks like he could be used on the inside/cover linebacker, as he’s got good movement and speed. Would be a good way to cover for his supposed lack of length.

    I like this pick. Good way to start day 3.

  4. By Chris on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I am trying to figure out why we took him over telvin smith

  5. By Eric on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    He will obviously be an inside backer and he has better height and stats than Boyland from Wisc. All these packer fans thinking with their heart instead of their head w Boyland. The guy will not even make the 49ers team. I had a buddy Mike Nixon who was ll pac 10 when he graduated and the smartest player always in the right spot and good stats 6’3″ 212 safety. But, didn’t have the speed and was the final player cut by the Chargers. No matter how smart and much heart and desire you have evn you do not have the speed and size you are going to make it in the league.

  6. By Eric on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    @ Andre, just imagine how Boyland would be able to make up for his lack of length if this guy can’t. This guy has the athletic ability to do so. His motor doesn’t quit ever. Never loafs it on a play and is smart enough to caly the defense.

  7. By Rob on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    The Devilbacker! Definitely had production, could be a starter next to Hawk. Great 4th round pick!

  8. By Jamie on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Borland, not Boyland

  9. By Kevin on May 10, 2014 | Reply


    Because they think he is better!

    Other teams have taken LBs over Telvin Smith, too.

  10. By Jeff on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Great pick. I liked Smith too, but this guy is rated as a second rounder, can play inside or out, and was exactly what we needed. Value met need and we nailed it.

  11. By Jeff on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Junior Seau jr. Maybe…??

  12. By Jeff H. on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I like the picks so far great job TT

  13. By David on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Eric, you seem to know a lot about someone whose name you cannot spell correctly!

  14. By hammer on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    you whinners are very stupid!!! packs adding depth and doing agreat job of it

  15. By Kevin on May 10, 2014 | Reply


    Glad I am not alone in that sentiment!

  16. By Rob on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Bradford has way better hair than Borland, which is key to good linebacker play.

  17. By James on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Listed as an OLB, but he’ll probably be the starter next to Hawk at ILB.

  18. By Harry on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I am from Wi. And agree with Eric, TT has done a great job of the draft so far. You have to use good judgement when doing the draft and keep your heart out of it. It’s like investing in the stock market. As much as I love C. Borland and wish him the best, he doesn’t make a great fit for the Pack!

  19. By emac on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Bradford probably uses head and shoulders

  20. By sgl24pack on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I’m a current ASU student and am pleased to have a Sun Devil join the Pack! Got to watch this guy play a lot. He had an impressive year last year and will join right in and add depth to our D. Nice pick, TT.

  21. By Danny heavner on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Love watching good players play

  22. By bestpack1 on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    I hope he starts at one of the ilb positions

  23. By Joseph Linna on May 10, 2014 | Reply

    Now they should go after Max Bullough in free agency to add a little depth. That man can play! #spartandawgs

  24. By DarwinsMyth on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    I watched a game between Oregon and Arizona St. (watch on YouTube), and this guy got pushed around and knocked down the entire game. He couldn’t catch anyone from behind, and he was looking like he was playing in slow motion. I’m not impressed at all. Time will tell if I’m wrong or not… if the Packers should have picked OLB Khairi Fortt (high motor, run stopper, faster, stronger), whom was selected by the Saints 5 spots later, instead of Bradford. Because of how high up in the draft Bradford was taken, this is the worst selection in the draft for the Packers. Look beyond the hype.

  25. By Adam Sorenson on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    If we do not try to move him inside then I do not understand the pick. And he seems to be more of an OLB than ILB. And we already have Peppers, Clay, Perry, and Neal playing the OLB position. Just confusing.

  26. By Eric on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    Well he is better than Perry and Neal and Peppers will move all around. Probably will rush 5 on most downs, CM3, Peppers, Raji, Daniels and Bradford/ Perry/Neal. This guy is faster than perry or Neal and he could move inside and succeed also. All about options for guys picked in the 3rd rd and beyond.

  27. By Eric on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    Borland name wasn’t worth spelling right he is Boringland is that better. You Wisky fans are a joke he will not even make the first cuts in the NFL.

  28. By longtimefanhtr on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    Move him inside and put Brad Jones on the bench.

  29. By tim p on May 11, 2014 | Reply

    Shayne skov would of been a nice pick

  30. By Booner on May 12, 2014 | Reply

    Teddy Teddy Teddy!!!

    Pack needed to get faster and meaner up the middle on defense. They should have moved up and used a third round pick to get a better player. They didn’t need to draft another slow tight end. Wasted opportunity to get a lot better!

  31. By Ricardo on May 12, 2014 | Reply

    Shayne Skov would have been a great selection on the latest rounds of the draft, he has everything needed to make big plays but already with the 49ers

  32. By Paul Allen on May 17, 2014 | Reply

    Nice Draft overall.. I think A grade was too high..We shouldve taken an Offensive Lineman with our second WR pick B+

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