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Packers are cleaning up this weekend

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By Eric Edholm

The third round is over, and lots happened in the final half of that stanza.

But I want to focus on the work the Packers have done in the past two days.

Have they become a better football team, or what?

I loved the Bryan Bulaga pick, allowing the draft to funnel to them and taking the best lineman available. He can play a year at guard or back up at tackle and take over for Chad Clifton a year later. The pick has a sort of Aaron Rodgers-esque ring to it, and I think Bulaga's slide will be the Packers' gain.

Some people don't love Mike Neal, but I do. If you limit his snaps and play him in a wave, he has the strength to line up at multiple spots in a 3-4 and be a very good rotational player. He woud be an ideal third end who gets 30-35 snaps a game. Every time I put on a Purdue game this fall, it seemed Neal was wreaking some kind of havoc.

And then in Round Three, the Packers went with great measurables again and still filled a need. Morgan Burnett is a striker with the physical skills you want in a DB and special-teams performer. He won't moonlight at corner as he did at G-Tech, but Burnett will help out in some form.

I really like what Ted Thompson has done to date.

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