All of the talk entering the 2016 NFL Draft is on the opening couple of rounds, but what mid-round sleepers could the Green Bay Packers target?
Hitting on your day one pick is important. You need this guy to be an instant starter who can go on and become a core part of your roster. Later in the draft, it’s meant to be about loading your team with depth at various positions.
Every so often, however, a hidden diamond can be found in the rough. Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has found a number of these. Mike Daniels emerged as a star at defensive end in 2015 and he was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang — one of the league’s best tandems at guard — were also fourth-rounders.
Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Russell Wilson were passed up until way too late, as was cornerback Richard Sherman. That’s not to say the names on this list will ever reach the elite level many of these talents have, but they are certainly undervalued and have the potential to get drafted later than they should.
With that in mind, let’s look at five potential sleepers for the Packers.
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