I simply know that when it comes to team building, Ted Thompson, relies on the draft, but rarely tries to hit home runs in the draft. He prefers to draft and develop players. However, I’m a sucker for mock drafts. When I was a kid, I’d scour the nascent Web for such articles. At most three or four would be available online. A quick google search now, however, reveals that everyone involved in the game from sports writers to bloggers to equipment managers are putting their mock drafts up on line.
As a Packers fan, I don’t really care about the top of the draft. For my fellow Packer fans, I thought it might be helpful to record the picks of experts from across the “internets,” since I had dedicated some time to seeing who the Packers might get.
As most would guess, a majority of the experts have the Packers and their awful defense picking a defensive lineman. What scares me is that there seems to be some disagreement among the experts of which Clemson defensive linemen is the real deal. Whenever two players from the same team from similar positions are grouped so closely in the draft, I tend to think that their combined successes are not reflective of their individual prowess.
Only a few experts have the Packers going offense with the first pick. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Packers did go offensive line with the first pick and then devote the rest of their draft to the defensive side of the ball. Anyone agree with this?
In the meantime, here’s what we’ve recently seen: