Ranking the Packers’ 2014 Draft Needs

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Andrew Quarless (81) celebrates a third quarter touchdown catch against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

 

With one game remaining in the 2013 regular season, we decided to take a look at the Green Bay Packers‘ team needs going into the 2014 NFL draft.

It is well known around the league, the Packers are a team that builds almost solely through the draft, so here at Lombardiave.com we will provide weekly draft analysis leading up to May.

This analysis begins with identifying the team’s top needs going into draft season. Obviously, there is still a lot that needs to be determined. Re-signing players, free agency, scouting combine, and plenty of roster turnover.

So as things stand now, here is how we rank the Packers’ draft needs going into the 2014 offseason.

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  • billy

    you wouldnt say ILB is of dire concern….think again please….mediocre at best, just dont see where the love for Jones comes from…if you want a guy who tackles people around the shoulders and doesnt seem instinctive or strong like you would want a real thumper in the middle then your satisfied with Jones….

    • Dan

      I don’t think Jones is great. He’s just okay. He’s decent in coverage, but I agree with you that he’s not very good against the run or getting off blocks. I think the Packers need to find another ILB in the draft to play alongside Hawk. Jones seems better suited for a reserve role or as the sole linebacker in the dime package. I think ILB is a need going into the offseason, but I don’t think it would suit them to find more mediocre players there. They either need to find a playmaker in the middle or leave it as is. Basically, I’m saying take an ILB early in the draft rather than later.

  • billy

    hate to be the curmudgeon here but when exactly is it that Neil and Perry have looked great???

    • Dan

      Look back at the game verse Baltimore and the first time the Packers played Detroit. Neal and Perry had big games in both contests. Unfortunately, Perry has been dealing with a foot injury since then.

  • Peter Maiz

    Definitely, a safety of magnitude and a defensive line to stop the run. If we don’[t develop a defense of quality, it will be 2013 all over again. Size and impact matter when you don’t want a lot of points scored against you. I say develop Quarles and dump Tolzien who did not look cool under pressure. Flynn can do the job for another year. Just my two cents.

    • Dan

      Great points, Peter.

  • Melchior Melchior

    Jimmie Ward Please…get him! Watch tonight what he can do.