Looking ahead to this week’s 2016 NFL Draft, which five prospects should the Green Bay Packers avoid selecting?
Every year there are a number of prospects who get thrown off a team’s draft board. This could be due to off-the-field concerns, a player’s character, injury history or simply a poor scheme fit. Which players should the Green Bay Packers avoid in this year’s event?
Let’s first establish what the Packers’ biggest needs are. Sure, general manager Ted Thompson talks a lot about his best player available approach, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t areas on the roster he will look to address over the draft.
The most pressing concerns are at defensive tackle and inside linebacker. The latter has been an issue for Green Bay for a number of years, and knowing Ted there’s no reason to believe he’ll fix it this year (kidding, Ted). With B.J. Raji gone and Mike Pennel suspended for four games, the Packers need more talent along the defensive line.
There are a number of decisions to be made on prospects with red flags. Looking ahead to the draft, which players should the Packers completely dismiss from the draft board and avoid selecting? Here’s five names.
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