Safety, inside linebacker, defensive lineman – heck, you name a position on the Green Bay Packers defense and you might have pinpointed where GM Ted Thompson is looking for improvement through the NFL Draft.
But nobody is really sure who Thompson will select in the upcoming Draft, nor will we know until May 8, 9 and 10.
What we do know is that the Packers need to bolster the defense, starting with safety. We’ve all heard the names of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor. At linebacker, we’ve heard about C.J. Mosley and at defensive line there are names like Aaron Donald and Louis Nix III being thrown around as possible picks by the Packers.
But when it comes to the Packers nine selections in this year’s draft, I expect Thompson to once again surprise us all. We’ve all come to expect the unexpected and I’m afraid this year won’t be any different.
So instead of focusing today on those prospects who have been linked to the Packers draft and analyzed to death, let’s take a look at three prospects who have been flying under the radar – players who could fall to the Packers. These are players who might go in rounds 2-5 – the rounds that have proven to be among the best value-laden for the Packers through the years.
Today we take a look at one linebacker, one safety and one wide receiver: Chris Borland, Deone Bucannon, and Cody Latimer.
While many feel that the Packers’ nine picks should be on the defensive side of the ball, we know Thompson will most likely draft an offensive lineman, tight end and probably a wide receiver. So, I’ve added a wide receiver to today’s list.