Here’s five options for the Green Bay Packers when they hit the clock with the 27th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Picking at the bottom of each round is nothing new for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson. It’s part the parcel of being a regular playoff team. The Packers have been to the postseason for the past seven years, which is tied with the New England Patriots for the longest active streak in the NFL.
It’s not meant to work that way in the NFL. The league aspires to achieve parity, but teams like the Packers and Patriots continue to succeed in spite of their low selections in the draft. This year will be no different for Green Bay.
Last year, Thompson pulled two names out of the hat that not many expected. Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins were both surprise selections, but turned out to be great pickups. Who will the Packers target in the first round this year?
It’s always tough to predict, but let’s take a look at some of the options Thompson will potentially have at No. 27. A number of positions could be addressed, although inside linebacker and tight end sits atop the list of the Packers’ biggest needs. Let’s begin.
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