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Sep 21, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs linebacker Benardrick McKinney (50) prepares for the play during the game against the Troy Trojans at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State won 62-7. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Benardrick McKinney (Mississippi State)

With the 23rd pick of the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Benardrick McKinney from Mississippi State. Outside of nose tackle B.J. Raji being injured, not having a solid inside linebacker is what’s going to stop the Packers from going to the Super Bowl. Their pass defense is solid and in the top 10 but the Packers run defense is ranked No. 30.

That is a fatal flaw when you have a team going through the playoffs and playing in inclement weather in those winter months. Plug McKinney in next to A.J. Hawk at one of the inside linebacker positions and all of the sudden the Packers stop the run. And the Packers stopping the run in the playoffs with what they already have means they go to the Super Bowl.