Green Bay Packers 7-Round Mock Draft
By Dan Dahlke
Jan 5, 2013; Frisco, TX, USA; North Dakota State Bison quarterback Brock Jensen (16) scores a touchdown and offensive tackle Billy Turner (77) blocks. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports photograph
Round 6: Billy Turner, Offensive Tackle, North Dakota State
The Packers could always use offensive line help. Despite being an improved group this year, Green Bay’s offensive line has still allowed 45 sacks this season.
They also lack depth behind the starters and will most likely lose top reserve Marshall Newhouse to free agency in the offseason. Although, this loss might be good thing.
The Packers will get back Bryan Bulaga and J.C. Tretter next season, who have both missed all of the 2013 season due to injury. And former first-round pick, Derek Sherrod, should be back to full strength going into the 2014 season.
Adding a late-prospect, like Turner, will only continue to add competition and depth to the offensive line.
Turner has the right size (6-5, 310) to play offensive tackle in the NFL and has been an anchor on the offensive line at North Dakota State. He’s an overlooked prospect that could be a great find late in the draft for a team like the Packers.