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.