Packers take OT Sherrod to end 1st round

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GREEN BAY, WIS. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers are hoping to beef up their offensive line with the final pick in the first round of the NFL draft, taking Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod.

The Super Bowl champions now have used their first-round pick on an offensive tackle in back-to-back drafts. Green Bay took Iowa’s Bryan Bulaga last year, intending to make him their left tackle of the future. But Bulaga ended up filling in at right tackle after an injury to veteran Mark Tauscher.

Veteran Chad Clifton played well at left tackle for the Packers last year, but Green Bay needs a long-term replacement plan for him.

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