Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry (53). Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
7. OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
The Packers could always use more pass rushers on their team. After all, generating quarterback pressure is what Dom Capers’ defense is built around.
The depth of this year’s draft class is undersized, athletic college defensive ends who translate well to 3-4 outside linebackers in the NFL. Given Peppers‘ age and the soon-to-be expiring contracts of Neal and Perry, Green Bay may want to draft a young pass rusher they can develop for the future.
Prospects to watch in CFB Bowl games:
Vic Beasley (Clemson) in Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29th
Shane Ray (Missouri) in Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1st
Shaq Thompson (Washington) in Cactus Bowl on Jan. 2nd
Dante Fowler (Florida) in Brigham Bowl on Jan. 3rd