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Green Bay Packers Fill Two Big Needs on First Day of NFL Draft

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

No doubt most of the chatter around the Wisconsin area Saturday night will be of Packers general manager Ted Thompson's aggressive move to trade back into the first round.

Maybe rightfully so, too—no one could have guessed he would pull off a trade like that.

The fact of the matter, however, is that everyone's most hated GM successfully filled two of the Packers' biggest needs with two players that will make immediate impacts in 2009 for Green Bay.

In selecting B.J. Raji and Clay Matthews Saturday, the Packers can cross off defensive tackle and outside linebacker as pressing needs looking forward to next season.

The Packers had an interesting decision to make when the ninth spot in the N...

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