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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
BBAO: Ranking 3-4 OLBs in draft

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Most media analysts have pegged outside linebacker as the Green Bay Packers' biggest offseason need, if only because none of the four players who saw time opposite Clay Matthews last season made it through 16 games. To that end, Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. has ranked the top 3-4 outside linebackers in this draft.

You'll need a subscription to view the entire piece, but I can tell you that McShay has Arizona's Brooks Reed ranked No. 3, ahead of UCLA's Akeem Ayers. Many media mock drafts have suggested Reed as a possible Packers choice. He is being projected as a defensive end in 4-3 schemes.

Continuing around the NFC North: