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This Green Bay Packers five round mock has some surprises


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

    You’re just missing a TE in rd 3.

  • Jack_Gallant

    If the Packers want speed on defense, they should draft Ryan Shazier in the first or possibly trade down in the first and then draft Shazier. Ed Reynolds lacks the athleticism the Packers usually draft, especially for a second round pick. Deone Bucannon would be a better pick at safety, although some boards have Bucannon in the third. I like Jarvis Landry from LSU rather than Cody Latimer. Morgan Breslin is recovering from hip surgery and I don’t think drafting an injured player this high is a good use of a draft pick. Breslin isn’t this high on some draft boards. I wouldn’t draft him at all. His body can’t take the punishment of football. I like Christian Jones here. He has the athleticism to play inside or out and can drop in coverage. Some Packer fans have an obsession with USC linebackers that I don’t share. Draft the player, not the school. If the Packers draft a quarterback, I hope it will be someone who can actually play for them if Rodgers goes out. Bryan Stork is not athletic enough for the Packers new running game. I like the Penn State guard John Urschel to try out at center. No tight end? You’ve hit most of the positions of need except tight end and this draft has a couple of tight ends in the first two days who could help their running game and protect the quarterback while providing huge targets for Aaron Rodgers. I like Troy Niklas and C.J. Fiedorowicz.

  • Mike Brand

    lol you know me im happy about the 4th round pick im one of the few that knows if not for an injury morgan would have been a top 20 pick. the wr part i just dont see us going after before round 6 same with qb . we can end up with cody hoffman in the 6th followed by brock the qb from north dakota in the 7th

  • Tim Ernst

    Tajh Boyd. lol.

  • Nick Hesterly

    Packers trade 1.21 to Patriots for 1.29 (Ra’Shade Hageman), 3.93 (Yawin
    Smallwood) and 4.130 (Adrian Hubbard)

    1(29) via trade: Ra’Shade Hageman
    DE Minnesota – Packers miss out on CJ Mosley ILB, Calvin Pryor S and HaHa
    Clinton-Dix. Patriots move up to get their target and the Packers select an
    interesting prospect with massive playmaking abilities , length and strength.
    He should make a instant impact on the Packers defensive line.

    2(53): Donte Moncrief WR Ole Miss – Packers have had great luck with drafting WRs in
    the second round. Moncrief brings size, speed, hands and strength to our core.
    He won’t be asked to do much next season and will likely be a fourth option at
    first. He will soften the blow of losing James Jones via free agency.

    3(85): Terrence Brooks FS Florida St – Brooks is very quick and
    has solid but not great hands. He has great tackling form, and rarely gets beat
    deep. He should be a day one starter in Green Bay. He could develop into a
    star in the league.

    3(93)via trade: Yawin Smalwood ILB UConn- Was
    considered a second round talent prior to running on a bummed ankle in the
    combine. He is a solid tackler, great in coverage and can blitz better than
    most ILB prospects. He is battle tested in the college rank. IMO, He’ll be a better pro player than Borland.

    3(98)comp: CJ Fiedorowicz TE Iowa – Great blocker and has soft hands and deceptive speed.
    He is one of the most well balanced TE in the draft. He won’t be the ‘new age’ TE mold of Jimmy Graham but he’ll be a solid option for Aaron Rodgers.

    4(121): Daniel McCuller NT Tennessee- Packers man goal going into the draft was getting bigger,
    faster and stronger. McCullers is a mountain of a man… with top-tier
    strength and surprising initial burst. He uses his length extremely well and
    will likely flourish at nose tackle. He will likely rotate in the middle with
    both BJ Raji and Josh Boyd year one.

    4(130)via trade: Adrian Hubbard OLB
    Alabama – One of the most athletically gifted outside linebackers in the
    draft. He has amazing length, surprising speed and great strength. He will
    be a rotational player year one. With the potential to be inserted into the
    starting position as early as next season. Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews
    will mentor him greatly over the next season.

    5(161): Josh Mauro DE
    Stanford – Packers opt to go with another natural 3-4 DE with massive length,
    great strength and surprisingly initial burst. He’ll never be a pass-rushing
    specialist on the DL like Mike Daniels, Ra’Shade Hageman, or Datone Jones but
    he’ll become a major name in the run support and offer some
    pass-rush.

    5(176)comp: Antone Exum CB Virigina Tech – If not for a
    laundry list of college injuries he’s a top-100 selection. He’s very talented
    with ideal size, good speed and great strength… he’s a sure tackler and adjust
    well in the air and has soft hands. He could be this years Micah Hyde.

    6(197): Justin Britt OT Missiouri – Massive sleeper with ideal size and
    great footwork.. I wouldn’t doubt if he potentially challenges Bryan Bulaga for
    the starting position. He isn’t the strongest offensive tackle in the draft
    but his high intelligence, great footwork, and long arms normally beats out his
    opponents.

    7(236): Jonathan Dowling FS/SS Western Kentucky – Physically the guy is a
    freak of nature… great timed speed, solid hands, top tier size and delivers mind blowing hits. He posses the skill-set to develop into a starter down the road IMO.

    • william dickson

      wow…..great insight……buttttt I bet u get ZERO correct. might be fun,but crazy…..GO PAAACK

      • Nick Hesterly

        i’ve actually hit on at least two prospects drafted by the Green Bay Packers each year since the 2005 NFL draft