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2011 NFL Draft: Hawaii's Alex Green taken 96th overall by the Green Bay Packers

Out of Hawaii's two projected prospects, Alex Green most certainly wasn't the one expected to go first. He hadn't attracted much attention from teams, yet was still expected to make a team in some shape or form by the 6th or 7th round. Well the Green Bay Packers thought otherwise and decided to use the 32nd pick in the 3rd round to take the running back out of Hawaii.

Greg Salas, who was the other projected prospect, was actually projected to go somewhere in the 3rd or 4th round, but obviously did not end up going. As to whether or not Salas will make the draft is unquestioned, the wide receiver has gained considerable interest from many teams around the league and should be drafted in one of the earlier rounds on Saturday.

It will be interesting to see where the Packers plan on using Green as they are already pretty set at the running back position. With Ryan Grant coming back from injury, and Brandon Jackson coming off of a year where his team won the Super Bowl and he played for most of the season, it could very well become difficult for Green to find playing time.

 

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