With the 2016 Scouting Combine taking place this week, let’s make some predictions in the latest Green Bay Packers seven round mock draft.
The Green Bay Packers have a number of issues to fix if they are to make another run at a Super Bowl in 2016. What the biggest priority is depends on who you talk to. Some believe finding a tight end than can open up the middle of the field is atop the list, while others feel shoring up the front seven on defense should be the main priority.
In reality, both are true. The Packers do need to find a pass-catching tight end who has the speed to gain separation in the middle of the field and add yards after the catch. Richard Rodgers is a talented player and an excellent red zone threat, but there are limitations to his game.
If Clay Matthews is to move back to outside linebacker, ensuring there is adequate cover inside is crucial. Packers GM Ted Thompson didn’t address the position until the fourth round last year, which could speak highly of his regard for the position in comparison to others. Maybe his approach to helping the run defense will be to draft a defensive lineman early.
Note: While the Packers are yet to be awarded any compensatory picks, the expectation is that they will receive two fourth round picks for the loss of Tramon Williams and Davon House. For the purpose of this mock, we’ll assume this projection is correct.
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