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This Green Bay Packers five round mock has some surprises

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Quarterback Tajh Boyd of Clemson (10) Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Tajh Boyd of Clemson (10)
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We’ve all seen the plethora of mock NFL Draft boards that have Calvin Prior or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix being taken by the Green Bay Packers with the 21st pick in the first round.

Not this one … and I like it.

Below you will see the picks projected through the first five rounds by walterfootball.com. At the top is another popular pick for the Packers among mockers: C.J. Mosley, ILB, out of Alabama.

Mosley’s versatility and ability to play both inside and outside linebacker, his speed and his pedigree are all attractive for the Packers. If Mosley is available at 21, it’s difficult to think that Ted Thompson wouldn’t make him a Packer.

However, even more interesting with this particular mock are the rounds 2-5 – the Packers have nine selections in all, with two in each of the third and fifth rounds.

Take a look at what walterfootball.com has put together here. I could certainly live with it.

How about you.

Leave a comment below with your picks. We would love to hear more opinions.

 

First round

C.J. Mosley

C.J. Mosley

 Green Bay Packers: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama 
The Packers could address the defensive end, linebacker or safety position at No. 21. Of those positions, C.J. Mosley is the best player available despite Charlie Campbell’s report in the draft rumor mill that says Mosley is expected to go much later than most think. Green Bay just needs more speed in the middle of its defense to combat the scrambling quarterbacks it hasn’t been able to stop.

 

Second round

Stanford Cardinal safety Ed Reynolds
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 Green Bay Packers: Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford 
Is there any doubt that the Packers need to improve their secondary? Their defensive backfield blew so many coverages throughout the season, and they had no chance against Colin Kaepernick.

 

Third round

Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Cody Latimer
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 Green Bay Packers: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana 
The Packers lost James Jones to the Raiders, so they may want to add another receiver.

 

 

 

West Virginia Mountaineers defensive lineman Will Clarke (98)
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Green Bay Packers: Will Clarke, DE/DT, West Virginia 
As mentioned earlier, the Packers are trying to get much faster on defense. They also need help up front, as B.J. Raji signed back on for just one more year.

 

Fourth round

Southern California Trojans linebacker Morgan Breslin (91)
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 Green Bay Packers: Morgan Breslin, DE/OLB, USC 
The Packers need pass-rushing depth in the event that Clay Matthews gets hurt again. Julius Peppers was signed, but it’s looking like that was essentially just a 1-year deal.

 

Fifth round

 Green Bay Packers: Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson 

Quarterback Tajh Boyd of Clemson (10)
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Mike McCarthy told the media that he wants to draft a quarterback early. Can you blame him after what happened this past season?

 

 

 

 

 

Green Bay Packers: Bryan Stork, C, Florida State 
The Packers didn’t re-sign Evan Dietrich-Smith for some reason, so now they’ll have to find a new center.

 

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