With the 28th pick of the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected USC outside linebacker Nick Perry.
Green Bay’s biggest need heading into the draft was getting more pressure on the quarterback. Whether that came from an outside linebacker or defensive lineman didn’t matter, as long as that is what the Packers addressed early in the draft.
Perry is an extremely athletic prospect who is a one-trick pony at this point in his career. He does a fantastic job at getting after the quarterback, but that is about all he can do right now.
With some time, Perry could eventually develop into an every-down player in the league. However, right now, he appears to be best suited for a role as simply a third-down rusher for the Packers.