Packers seven-round mock draft ahead of free agency

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Dante Pettis
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Dante Pettis /
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Lombardi Ave contributors Michael Seney and Josh Gerhardt have made their selections in two Green Bay Packers seven-round mock drafts ahead of free agency.

Heading into this year’s draft, the Green Bay Packers’ biggest need is obvious — fixing the defense.

For the past few years defense has been the biggest focus of the draft for the Packers, and rightfully so, and it’s no different this offseason. The draft is stacked with great talent on both sides of the ball this spring.

The Packers desperately need a versatile edge rusher and a consistent cornerback. They also need a wide receiver who can eventually take over from Jordy Nelson.

Regardless of who they pick, the Packers should be leaving April’s three-day event with some talented players who can impact this emerging defense in 2018.

It’s difficult to figure out though which players will go on to make it at the NFL level. Either they play to expectations or crash and burn. This year’s draft represents change though. New general manager Brian Gutekunst will have to make the right moves because it now comes down to him.

If Green Bay can make the right acquisitions on offense and defense, there is no reason why it can’t be a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2018.

This year’s draft might be the most important for the Packers in a very long time.

Let’s start the mock draft.