Green Bay Packers: Five first round options for 2016 NFL Draft
Who could the Green Bay Packers take when they hit the clock with the 27th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft?
As ever, the Green Bay Packers will be drafting late in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. This is nothing new for GM Ted Thompson, who will be looking to stock the roster up with talent this spring.
Last year, Thompson pulled off one of the picks of the first round by selecting Damarious Randall – listed as a free safety – converting him into one of the best rookie cornerbacks in the NFL. Thompson backed up this excellent pick by taking fellow corner Quinten Rollins in the second round to form a strong 1-2 punch.
Thompson believes in drafting the best player available in each round, but has also drafted for need in recent years. Selecting two cornerbacks in the opening two rounds last year made sense after the Packers lost Tramon Williams and Davon House in free agency. In 2014, the Packers took safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round, filling the team’s biggest need.
Finding an inside linebacker will be among the Packers’ top priorities this offseason, and adding talent to an offense that underachieved in 2015 all also be key. Here’s five options the Packers have in the first round.
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