Today’s Big 3 – First round potential picks by the Green Bay Packers

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Alabama Crimson Tide left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Alabama Crimson Tide left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio
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When mentioning the Green Bay Packers and their potential first round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, one can see a much clearer picture now that some free agent signings have addressed a few issues.

However, as much as things have changed, the more they have stayed the same. With the Packers, their biggest needs haven’t changed. They still need a safety, an inside linebacker and could use some depth at both cornerback and even wide receiver.

You see, I’m sick and tired of reading time and again the names of Ha Ha Clinton Dix, Louis Nix III, Calvin Pryor, Eric Ebron and Ra’Shede Hageman as the prospects who have been mentioned as most likely to end up as among the Packers first round draft choices.

There are other players who could rise to the top of Ted Thompson’s board. In fact, the players mentioned above could all well be off the board by the time the Packers get their pick at number 21. And while the Packers desperately need a safety, do they wait until the second round to make that selection? Or do they go after a guy like Pryor if he’s available. He’s certainly a safe pick, but would he fit with the Packers?

So now that free agency is slowing to a crawl, it’s time to turn once again to the draft.

As in the past, to pull together my “Big 3,” I tool around the Internet looking for mock drafts that have three different prospects projected to be picked by the Packers. I try to find three players not mentioned by others.

Today, we selected the mocks as presented by FanSided’s NFL Spin Zone, Drafttek.com, and FanSided’s Inside the Iggles (Philadelphia Eagles site).

Take a look at who we have today … start the discussion and let us know what you think about these … leave a comment below, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

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  • Nevin Paustian

    If Clinton-Dix and Mosely aren’t there by pick 21, then I would rather just see them trade out of the first round for more picks. Pryor doesn’t fit their scheme. Ebron would be good but with how deep the TE position is in the draft, burning a first round pick on a TE seems like a waste. With talk that this could be one of the deepest drafts in history and TT recent success with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round picks, the idea of more picks seems very valuable.

    • RayRivard

      Nevin, I agree with you on the trade option and wouldn’t be surprised if TT doest just that.

    • Lukeskywalker88

      I feel like TE depth isn’t that great. You have Ebron, Amaro, and Seferian-Jenkins. Everyone else is a role player or long-term project, not a playmaker or difference maker.

      • Nevin Paustian

        The offense functions fine without finley. They would be better off using picks to improve the defense. CJ Fiedorowicz would be a serviceable option at TE. Big TE with good hands that would be a great red zone target. He is also possibly the best blocking TE in the draft which would help the running game.

        • Lukeskywalker88

          If Fiedorowicz is merely serviceable, then I don’t see any reason to pick him. Quarless is our “serviceable” TE, in my opinion. Obviously, he’s a better than that, but when it comes to a reliable blocking TE, Quarless is our guy.

  • http://twitter.com/kumerle Kenneth Kumerle

    Kelvin Benjamin, Jace Amaro or Evans!

    • green_hornist

      No. The pack MUST have a top safety. Failing that, a monster MLB like Mosely will do. A good scenario would be Clinton Dix or Pryor in Round 1, Borland in Round two. There area also a coule of other MLBs as good as Borland. I like Stanford’s Shane Skov.

      • Lukeskywalker88

        They don’t need to reach for one of the top 2 safeties.

    • Lukeskywalker88

      I’d be okay if they didn’t take a safety. Kelvin Benjamin is a monster, but he’s a project. Mike Evans, along with Clinton-Dix and Pryor, will most likely be gone by Pick 21. They should probably trade back for Amaro. He’s not so valuable that I’d spend the 21st pick on him. I want Ebron or Nix III. Hageman is the choice for either a gambling man or a man (or woman, for that matter) more educated than I.

      • Lukeskywalker88

        Ebron will probably be gone, too.

  • green_hornist

    The draft will be a bust for the Packers unless they secure Clinton-Dix, Pryor, or Mosely. Although there is a very good chance that at least one of these players will be available at the 21st pick, the Pack should have a contingency plan ready for trading up before all three of these players is gone.