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2012 Packers Mock Draft: Looking At USC's Nick Perry

The Green Bay Packers currently have the No. 28 overall selection in this April's draft. The player currently (subject to change over the next several weeks) ranked as the 28th best player according to CBS is USC's DE Nick Perry. And last week he was also the player projected to go to the Packers by Walter Football.

At 6-3, 250 lbs., he could convert from a college DE to an NFL outside LB. He certainly has the pass rushing abilities; his 9.5 sacks led the Pac-12 last season. He only had one outstanding college season, but he was a four-star college recruit, so his talent is legitimate. Plus he's got that USC connection so he can be compared to Clay Matthews.

Unlike Matthews, who played some linebacker in college (he started at defensive end in his senior season), Perry "doesn't have much experience in this area." He'll be watched closely at the combine and at USC's pro day to see if he can make the transition.

Another problem is that he might be long gone by the time the Packers are on the clock. The mock draft at CBS has him going to the Chargers at No. 18 overall.

What is your impression of him?