Packers News: Dream draft targets; secondary upgrade in mock draft


The 2018 NFL Draft is the focus in Monday’s Packers News Report.

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report for Monday, April 23.

Happy draft week! It’s finally here. We’re now just three days away from the start of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Check back to Lombardi Ave this morning as I publish my latest three-round mock draft. By the time you’re reading this, it might already be live on the site. Make sure you’re coming back to Lombardi Ave throughout the week, as there will be no shortage of draft coverage here.

On that note, let’s get started with 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

Green Bay upgrades secondary in latest mock draft [Lombardi Ave]

Denzel Ward would be the perfect first-round pick for Green Bay. Not only is Ward one of the top defensive prospects in the entire class, but he would also address the team’s biggest need. There’s a decent chance Ward will be gone by No. 14, but if he’s still available, general manager Brian Gutekunst might have an easy decision.

5 dream targets for Green Bay in 2018 NFL Draft [Dairyland Express – Brian Sampson]

And Ward is one of the five dream targets in this article. It’s worth noting that Gutekunst could decide to make a move and attempt to trade up for one of these names. With 12 selections to work with, just about anything is possible.

More news and notes from around the internet

Game-by-game predictions of Packers 2018 season [247Sports – Brian Jones]

The case for and against the Packers drafting WR Calvin Ridley [Packers Wire – Jack Wepfer]

Draft Board Projection: Few Running Backs fit Packers’ mold this year [Acme Packing Company – Evan “Tex” Western]

Did the Packers miss out on landing an impact edge rusher in draft? [ – Ryan Wood]

Justis’ 2018 Green Bay Packers Draft Board and Athleticism Thresholds [Cheesehead TV – Justis Mosqueda]

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