Green Bay Packers: Ten first round NFL Draft prospects

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Nick Marshall (14) runs against Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley (32). Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports photograph

 

Only three games remain in the Green Bay Packers‘ schedule, and their playoff hopes remain intact thanks to an exciting win over the Atlanta Falcons.

However, it’s never too early to look ahead and begin talking about the NFL draft.

If the season ended today, the Packers would have the 16th pick in the first round of the 2014 draft. This could easily change if Green Bay runs the table and sneaks into the playoffs with a division title.

They could also move up in the first round if they fail to get another win this season. But regardless of what happens in these last three games we do have a general idea of where the Packers could pick in the first round.

With this in mind and college bowl games fast approaching, I wanted to highlight a few players the Packers could draft with their first overall pick in May.

North Carolina’s Eric Ebron has been a popular choice for Green Bay in many mock drafts around the Internet, including Fansided’s own NFL first round mock.

The athletic tight end would definitely be a good choice in the middle of the first round, but I wanted to take the time to highlight a few other players that could be available for the Packers in the middle or late first round.

Here are 10 draft prospects that the Packers could consider taking with their first overall pick. Remember, however, a player’s draft stock can rise or fall rapidly depending on his performance in the bowl game, at the Senior Bowl, and at the NFL Combine in February.

Here are some players who fit a need and could be available to Green Bay in the first round.

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  • Peter Maiz

    Let’s go for HaSean Clinton- Smith. Safety is such a requirement to improve the defense. What kind of a name is Ha Ha, anyway? It’s too bad we can’t reap all this young talent. Tuitt is a monster much needed to be an impact player. These are my first two choices.

    • Dan

      Yeah, I’m with you, Peter. I think both Clinton-Dix and Tuitt would be great fits in the Packers defense. I like the TEs in this draft, but I don’t think Green Bay needs to spend a first round pick on one. I’d like them to go defense in the first round, but that’ll be three years in a row going defense in round one.

      • Peter Maiz

        Well 3 years in a row and another year without a good defense. I wonder.

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