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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News And Links For April 26, 2012 (NFL DRAFT DAY!)

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That's what's up.
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Holy cow, men and women. It's draft day. The 2012 NFL Draft starts on Thursday night in primetime with the first round, and the Packers will be up very late in the broadcast. It won't be too bad for you folks in central time -- which I assume is most of you -- but the east coasters like me are going to stay up past our bedtimes. Our Green Bay Packers news and links are draft-heavy today, as you might have anticipated, but we did find room for one piece on Nick Collins.

Also, since this is the first post of the day, ***DISCLAIMER*** we're going to post a lot today. We might post on silly rumors. We promise to only do this once a year.

Packers waive three-time Pro Bowl pick Collins | FOX Sports Wisconsin

Paul Imig has a great article on Collins that looks back on previous quotes by Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson and Collins himself regarding his injury, reminding everyone of exactly what led to his eventual release on Wednesday.

Other outside LBs, DEs among options for Packers at No. 28 | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Basically, everyone has plenty of upside and plenty of drawbacks. Or, every scout ever wants to cover their butt.

Green Bay Packers Draft Matchup: Doug Martin vs. Chris Polk | All Green Bay Packers

I have a feeling neither of these guys is going to get picked in the first round, which is going to lead us to a fuuuuuun debate on Friday.

Help for the needy? | ESPN Wisconsin

Another Thompson need vs. BPA article, but this one is good and doesn't make it sound like a tired subject.

Trader Ted happy to move up, down or sideways in draft | JSOnline

You cannot move sideways in the NFL Draft!

2012 NFL Draft: Packers First-Round Big Board | Cheesehead TV

My man Zach Kruse has Courtney Upshaw on top of his list, bust out the torches and pitchforks, y'all.

More from around SB Nation after the jump

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Rumors: Bucs to trade up for Trent Richardson? | Bucs Nation

Noooooooooooo don't ever trade up for a 1st round RB *head explodes*

2012 NFL Draft: Mark Barron To Chiefs Talk Heats Up | Arrowhead Pride

How big of a reach would Barron be at 11?

2012 NFL Draft Trade Rumors: Fletcher Cox Could Be The Rams' Ticket To Trading Down | Turf Show Times

Yo, seriously, Fletcher Cox at 5th overall. DANG.

Falcons Trade For and Sign Asante Samuel | The Falcoholic

Oh cool, a non-draft thing that happened! P.S. The Falcons are going to be really good.