Packers load up on defense in NFL draft

GREEN BAY (AP) -- After giving up way too many big plays last year, the Green Bay Packers wanted their defense to get deeper, faster and better at tackling.

General manager Ted Thompson kept busy Saturday, April 28th, taking Iowa defensive lineman Mike Daniels and Maine safety Jerron McMillian with a pair of compensatory picks at the end of the fourth round, then traded up to take North Carolina State linebacker Terrell Manning in the fifth round.