Packers News: Overrated draft prospects, potential edge rusher targets

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Overrated draft prospects, edge rushers the Green Bay Packers could consider next week and more news and analysis in the Packers News Report.

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report for Wednesday, April 18.

The NFL is expected to release the regular season schedule in the near future. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Green Bay Packers are expected to play their Week 1 game at Lambeau Field. Demovsky noted that it could be the Sunday night primetime game.

With that in mind, I wrote about three opponents that would make the most sense for the season opener under the lights.

The 2018 NFL Draft is just eight days away. As expected, there’s no shortage of draft coverage here in the Packers News Report.

Here’s a roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers news and analysis from around the internet.

Packers news and notes from around FanSided

Top 10 most overrated prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft [Lombardi Ave]

Lombardi Ave’s Ralph Mancini lists 10 players Green Bay should be careful about drafting. These prospects are all projected to be selected higher than they should.

Draft: Four edge rushers that could help Green Bay’s pass defense [Lombardi Ave]

General manager Brian Gutekunst will be paying close attention to the edge rushers and cornerbacks in the draft next week. Here are four players that could help strengthen the pass rush under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

Packers secondary still a work in progress [Dairyland Express – Brandon Carwile]

So far this offseason, Gutekunst has signed cornerbacks Tramon Williams and Davon House, but traded away Damarious Randall, who oddly enough was the first-round pick brought in to replace both Williams and House in 2015. Heading into the draft, the cornerback changes aren’t finished. Gutekunst needs to find more talent in the draft.

More news and notes from around the internet

Packers poised to leave first round of draft with defensive playmaker [Cheesehead TV – Zachary Jacobson]

Brett Favre won’t be replacing Jon Gruden on MNF [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]

Packers take new, top-heavy approach to pre-draft visits [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]

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