Packers 2017 NFL Draft: Top five players at each position of need
By Dan Dahlke
The 2016 college football season concluded last week with conference championship games, and the NFL draft season has officially begun.
Only bowl season remains to get a last look at the top prospects of the 2017 draft class. However, we have a good indication at this point who the top players are at each position.
With the Green Bay Packers still in the playoff hunt and four games remaining on their schedule, a lot is still in front of them before the offseason picture is clear. The Packers could still make a run this season, which could go a long way in determining how many of their 10 potential free agents will return to the team next year.
Notable names like Julius Peppers, Nick Perry, Datone Jones, Eddie Lacy, and T.J. Lang all have contracts set to expire after this season. Depending on what the Packers front office does with these players will go a long way in determining their roster needs come draft time.
The following is an early look at the top five prospects at each position of the upcoming draft class. I prioritized the position previews based on perceived need on the Packers roster heading into the offseason.