What realistic options do the Green Bay Packers have with the 27th overall pick of the draft?
Packers GM Ted Thompson does his best work at this time of the year, but he will have a tough decision to make at No. 27 on April 28. Assuming there are no trades, Thompson will have a lot of talent to choose from.
Will Green Bay address a glaring need in the first-round, or will the best player available approach add more depth to a position of strength? Thompson is predictably unpredictable, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him take a cornerback with a fifth-round grade and turn him into a star.
What are the Packers’ needs? Tight end and inside linebacker stand out the most, but the Packers also need upgrades along the defensive line and at outside linebacker. It will be also be key to find more depth along the offensive line after injuries exposed Aaron Rodgers too often last season.
This is a strong rookie class for defensive linemen, but not so much for tight ends. Will this have an impact on Thompson’s decisions? Time will tell. For now, here’s ten players that would make sense to the Packers at No. 27.
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