The Green Bay Packers have selected USC defensive end Nick Perry with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Despite having Clay Mathews at their disposal, the Packers struggled to get to opposing quarterbacks a year ago. They have now added another former Trojan to the fold to help address that issue.
Nick Perry is a bit of an enigma. He would have made more sense in a 4-3 defense, in my opinion, but I'm sure Green Bay will figure out a way to get the most out of his pass rushing ability.
From my scouting report of Perry:
Nick Perry is an interesting prospect. Most consider him a player that can play in either the 4-3 or the 3-4. The combine is going to be huge for him. He is either going to need to show the speed in the 40 and quickness in the linebacker drills, or he is going to have to have a strong weigh in and solid showing in the strength workouts. If he bulks up to around 275 while maintaining his quickness, he would make a fine first round pick at 4-3 defensive end. His scheme versatility also makes him an interesting fit for the Patriots and other teams that run multiple schemes.
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