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    The Packers select with the #129 pick (4th Round): LB Jake Ryan, Michigan

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    JAKE RYAN | Michigan 6023|240 lbs|5SR Westlake, Ohio (St. Ignatius HS) 2/27/1992 (age 23) #47
    2010: Redshirted GRADE 4th-5th Round
    2011: (13/11) 37/11.0/3.0/1/2 (OLB/DE) MEASUREABLES Arm: 31 | Hand: 09 3/8 | Wingspan: 74 1/2
    2012: (13/13) 88/16.0/4.5/4/1 (SLB) COMBINE 40-YD: 4.65 | 10-YD: 1.62 | 20-YD: 2.71 | BP: 20 | VJ: 34 1/2 | BJ: 10’00” | SS: 4.20 | 3C: 7.11 | LS: 11.65
    2013: (8/5) 30/4.5/0.0/0/0 (SLB) PRO DAY N/A (positional drills only)
    2014: (12/12) 112/14.0/2.0/2/0 (MLB)
    Total: (46/41) 267/45.5/9.5/7/3

    BACKGROUND: A three-star linebacker recruit out of high school, Ryan received only MAC scholarship offers until an on-campus visit to Michigan prompted an offer from Rich Rodriguez, which Ryan accepted quickly. After redshirting in 2010, he earned the starting nod at SAM linebacker in 2011, finishing among the team leaders with 11.0 tackles for loss. Ryan emerged as a defensive playmaker in 2012 as a sophomore, leading the Wolverines in tackles (88), tackles for loss (16.0), sacks (4.5) and forced fumbles (four), earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors. He missed half of the 2013 season with a knee injury, but returned healthy in 2014 as a senior and moved inside to middle linebacker, finishing with a career-best 112 total tackles, earning First Team All-Big Ten honors. Ryan earned an invitation to the 2015 East-West Shrine Game.

    STRENGTHS: Good-sized frame for the position with adequate length…terrific play speed with a motor that is always revving – high effort player…finds the quickest route from A-to-B with excellent pursuit skills, seeing plays develop before it happens with read/react awareness…anticipates well as a run defender to blow up run lanes and blocks, sacrificing himself for the greater good…sets the edge and understands field leverage with NFL take-on strength to give blockers a handful at the point of attack…processes information quickly with decisive movements to cover a large area…high football intelligence and an assignment sound player…good timing as a blitzer, doing a nice job playing on the other side of the line of scrimmage…top-shelf competitor and often has the dirtiest jersey on the field…highly confident and marches to the beat of his own drum…strong football resume with 41 starts, 267 total tackles and 45.5 tackles for loss over his career – extensive special teams experience and versatility inside and outside…football bloodlines – father (wide receiver, Wake Forest), grandfather (defensive tackle, Xavier), older brother (wide receiver, Ball State) and younger brother (linebacker, Ball State).

    WEAKNESSES: Tight hips and lacks the body fluidity to consistently hold up one-on-one in coverage – not a twitchy player with limitations moving laterally…one-speed type and doesn’t offer much burst…needs to do a better job anticipating blocks to avoid bodies, work off contact and stay off the ground – struggles to keep himself clean and work through the garbage…inconsistent vision and lacks the make-up speed to compensate…will overpursue angles at times and arrive too early, forcing some break down issues…tore the ACL in his right knee that required surgery (March 2013), missing half of his junior season while working his way back from the injury.

    SUMMARY: A two-year captain and the 2014 Michigan team MVP, Ryan is a self-made prospect who eats, drinks and breathes football and while he has some athletic limitations, he is the type of player who will make his coach smile and cry when describing how important he is to the team. After a standout sophomore season, Ryan battled through an injury-plagued junior year and looked lost at times when he moved to middle linebacker as a senior. He has a great feel for the game with natural instincts to close on the action, but the farther from the ball, the less comfortable he feels. Ryan competes with an overachieving attitude and the type of player who will outplay his draft slot – projects best on the outside where he can blitz, leverage the field and use his strengths.
    Michigan against Miami, Ohio
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    Seems to me we're set to move the league's best OLB into ILB permanently so we can start a rookie outside, opposite of the pretty average Nick Perry?

    Don't know much about him, honestly. Better hope teams for whatever reason don't try to run on us next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustangt125 View Post
    Seems to me we're set to move the league's best OLB into ILB permanently so we can start a rookie outside, opposite of the pretty average Nick Perry?

    Don't know much about him, honestly. Better hope teams for whatever reason don't try to run on us next year.
    You do know this guy julius peppers plays for us right?

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    Lol, he will play ILB imo.
    "As you get older, you look at things differently." -Brett Favre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustangt125 View Post
    Seems to me we're set to move the league's best OLB into ILB permanently so we can start a rookie outside, opposite of the pretty average Nick Perry?

    Don't know much about him, honestly. Better hope teams for whatever reason don't try to run on us next year.
    When did we get Justin Houston and lose julius peppers

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    I really like Ryan he is a good football player. Just one of those guys who are fun watching.
    "As you get older, you look at things differently." -Brett Favre

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    Packer Report ‏@PackerReport 2 Min.Vor 2 Minuten
    He went inside as a senior and posted 112 tackles and 14.0 stops-for-loss that included a pair of sacks.

    Ben Fennell ‏@BenFennell_NFL 59 Sek.Vor 60 Sekunden
    In production meeting with Michigan coaches during Ohio State game... Brady Hoke just raved about Jake Ryan - both on and off the field

    Michelle Bruton ‏@Michelle_NFL 36 Sek.Vor 37 Sekunden Chicago, IL
    While Jones is a thumper against the run, Jake Ryan is a little more complete. Can play the run and is solid in zone coverage #Packers

    Zach Kruse ‏@zachkruse2 3 Min.Vor 3 Minuten
    http://NFL.com 's comp for Jake Ryan: Desmond Bishop.

    Ryan Wood ‏@ByRyanWood 2 Min.Vor 2 Minuten
    Ryan, a two-year captain at Michigan, moved to ILB as a senior last season. He had 112 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 2 sacks last season.

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    The latest Tweets from Jake Ryan (@JakeRyan_47). I'm Jake. Honor God above all. Linebacker #47 for the University of Michigan.
    ‎Open on twitter.com


    It's real guys. It's real

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    Michelle Bruton ‏@Michelle_NFL 36 Sek.Vor 36 Sekunden Chicago, IL
    Thing #Packers, Capers will love about Ryan is his commitment and attitude. He spent hours watching film with his D coordinator at Michigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
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    The latest Tweets from Jake Ryan (@JakeRyan_47). I'm Jake. Honor God above all. Linebacker #47 for the University of Michigan.
    ‎Open on twitter.com


    It's real guys. It's real
    Randall is the only one without this, isn't he?

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    Elliot Wolf about him
    Packer Report ‏@PackerReport 2 Min.Vor 2 Minuten
    Eliot Wolf on Jake Ryan. All-around player. Instincts stood out. Tested better than expected. Gets thru traffic, penetrate.

    Packer Report ‏@PackerReport jetztVor 16 Sekunden
    Coming back so quickly from the ACL speaks to his hard work and mind-set. Worked his way up from bottom as recruit.

    Ryan Wood ‏@ByRyanWood 15 Sek.Vor 15 Sekunden
    Wolf says he sees Jake Ryan as a three-down, inside linebacker. Fills what is an obvious need for #Packers.

    Dan Koob ‏@DanKoob 1 Min.Vor 1 Minute
    Elliot Wolf says the #Packers stayed with their board and didn't pick for need with Ryan, who fills a need at ILB. So, sure.

    Tyler Dunne ‏@TyDunne 2 Min.Vor 2 Minuten
    Wolf on Ryan: "His instincts. He tested better than what people expected. He can get through traffic, penetrate, pretty good in coverage."

    Zach Kruse ‏@zachkruse2 45 Sek.Vor 45 Sekunden
    Wonder if the #Packers had their eye on Ryan all along. They clearly didn't love the other "top" ILBs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berliner View Post
    Randall is the only one without this, isn't he?
    Correct. Our first rounders tend to not be actually

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    Rob Demovsky ‏@RobDemovsky 25 Sek.Vor 26 Sekunden
    Wolf said they had Jake Ryan rated "pretty high" when asked about the other ILBs that went earlier.

    Ryan Wood ‏@ByRyanWood 40 Sek.Vor 41 Sekunden
    Wolf doesn't expect Ryan to struggle transitioning from OLB to ILB. Said he didn't struggle w/ change at Michigan: "It's still linebacker."

    Pete Dougherty ‏@PeteDougherty jetztVor 21 Sekunden
    Ryan film junkie, mean much: makes it easier when know game's important to him. When there are no issues it makes it easier for you.

    Ryan Wood ‏@ByRyanWood jetztVor 11 Sekunden
    Wolf on getting Ryan in fourth round: "I'm not going to get into names of other guys, but we had Jake graded pretty high."

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    Aaron Nagler ‏@AaronNagler 7 Sek.Vor 7 Sekunden
    “I wouldn’t say we need him to play right away.” @eliotwolf46 on Ryan.

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    lol
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    "Maybe they'll get off my back now," Wolf says of Thompson in the draft room.

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