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NFL Draft Countdown: Packers by Position

Kansas State's Terry Pierce could be the man

Today: Linebackers. Next: defensive backs<p> If the season started today …in the case of the Packer linebacking corps, let's just be glad it doesn't. The ranks are definitely thin, and the draft may be the perfect place to start building this once strong facet of the defense.<p>

With the departure of Hardy Nickerson and Nate Wayne, only starter Na'il Diggs returns from last season. While Wayne's move to Philadelphia may come as a surprise, Nickerson's doesn't. He wasn't nearly as effective as the Packers had hoped last season. Diggs return is also a bit of a surprise, after a near brush with departure to Detroit. During the maneuverings, Diggs was quoted as saying he...

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