Packers News: Latest draft rankings, Josh Sitton leaving Bears

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Josh Sitton
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Josh Sitton /

The latest 2018 NFL Draft rankings, the Chicago Bears’ decision to decline Josh Sitton’s option and more in Wednesday’s Packers News Report.

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report.

Today’s report features Dan Dahlke’s pre-combine draft rankings, part two of Keegan Jackish’s “what-if” moments in the Ted Thompson era, potential first-round options for the Green Bay Packers and which players could be in line for contract extensions in the near future.

Also, Packers Wire’s article on Josh Sitton’s future with the Bears, and The Power Sweep’s piece on why it’s important not to assume outcomes in the offseason.

Let’s get started.

Packers news and notes from around FanSided

2018 NFL Draft pre-combine positional rankings [Lombardi Ave]

Dan Dahlke always produces a ton of excellent draft content here at Lombardi Ave, and this one is no different. Ahead of next week’s NFL Scouting Combine, Dahlke ranks the top players at each position.

Top 15 “what-if” moments of the Ted Thompson era [Lombardi Ave]

This is a really fun series by Lombardi Ave’s Keegan Jackish. If you missed part one you can find it here. In the second edition of this three-part series, he asks what would have happened if Green Bay had beaten Seattle in the 2014 NFC Championship Game, what if the team had traded for Marshawn Lynch in 2010 and more.

Four players who could soon have contract extensions in Green Bay [Lombardi Ave]

Who could potentially be in line for a contract extension in the near future? These four players could be top of the priority list for new general manager Brian Gutekunst.

Draft: Five potential first-round targets for Green Bay [Lombardi Ave]

Will Brian Gutekunst look for a cornerback or edge rusher with the 14th overall pick? Could he pull off a surprise and select a wide receiver? Here are five options Green Bay could have in the first round of April’s draft.

More Packers news and notes from around the internet

Bears decline option on former Packers guard Josh Sitton [Packers Wire – Jack Wepfer]

Morgan Burnett hopes to be embraced in free agency [Cheesehead TV – Zachary Jacobson]

2018 NFL mock draft: Packers trade back and still land impact defenders [Acme Packing Company – Jason B. Hirschhorn]

Don’t assume outcomes in the offseason [The Power Sweep – Jon Meerdink]

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We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Packers News Report.