Well, Green Bay Packers fans, do you miss watching football on Sundays already? The Packers season has only been over for three weeks now, and it’s already time to look ahead to next season.
February through April in the NFL calendar is all about how each team can improve their roster, whether it’s through the NFL Draft or free agency. The Packers have several notable pending free agents, including last year starters Nick Perry, T.J. Lang, Jared Cook, and Eddie Lacy.
The Packers also have several pressing needs at key positions that need to be addressed this offseason, whether if it’s through the draft or free agency. However, knowing Ted Thompson and his front office, we better not hold our breath he’s actually going to bring in veteran help.
The Packers primarily build through the draft, and while their needs may be too many for their eight selections this spring to shore up every weakness on the depth chart, as fans and writers we can at least get the ball rolling on what Green Bay can do to improve their roster going into next season.
Granted, a lot could change between now and late April. The Packers could bring back some of their key free agents, or they could even sign a few key players in free agency (fingers crossed). Prospects’ workouts at the combine and pro days could move them up or down draft boards.
But, as their roster currently sits, what could they do in the draft to improve their team? That’s what we should discuss when looking at mock drafts.
So, join me in this hypothetical exercise and let’s see who Ted Thompson and company could target on draft day to help get their team over the hump in this Packers seven-round mock draft.
Also, let me know what you think of each pick. I’d love to hear who you would have selected instead in each round.