The Packers are putting together a really good NFL Draft with Nick Perry, Jerel Worthy, and Casey Hayward. So, how will the Packers finish off their 2012 draft class?
The Packers have two fourth rond picks and plenty of sixth- and seventh-rounders so the Packers have some flexibility if they want to make a trade for a player like Ole Miss’s Bobby Massie to provide more depth on the offensive line after Chad Clifton was cut. If they stay where they are in the fourth round, they should look at running back and another defensive lineman.
The first thing the Packers should do in the fourth round is pick up a running back. Miami’s Lamar Miller is a definite possibility if he continues to fall but a more realistic option is Utah State’s Robert Turbin.
Turbin was productive and college and has shown a great combo of size and speed. I think Turbin has the tools to be a really good NFL running back.
Despite picking up Jerel Worthy, the Packers still need some help at defensive end and the two players that are now steals are Boise State’s Billy Wynn and Nebraska’s Jared Crick.
Wynn will probably be off the board by the time the Packers pick, but Crick will probably still be there and he would be a great pick as he could start at defensive end.
A defensive line of Crick, B.J. Raji, and Worthy would be able to dominate in the trenches.
In the sixth round, the Packers will probably look at taking a young quarterback like Ryan Lindley out of San Diego State.
Lindley has an impressive arm but he lacks in the areas of consistency and accuracy. However, I think Lindley will be at least as good as Rex Grossman with the potential to be similar to Brett Favre.
Lindley can be a backup that the Packers can develop which is eactly what they want.
In the seventh round, the Packers have four picks and plenty of possibilities.
The Packers could take some chances on some players like Arizona State’s Vontaxe Burfict as he is a high ceiling guy that would not be much of a loss if he does not pan out.
Notre Dame safety Robert Blanton could be another possibility if he is still on the board. Colorado offensive guard Ryan Miller is a player that has a high ceiling and could be very effective.
A player that is off the radar but a very good talent that would be worth taking in the seventh round is Utah cornerback Conroy Black.
Black has all the skills to develop into a starting cornerback in the NFL as he could be a dime cornerback next season even.
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