Packers 2018 Draft: Five burning questions entering draft

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1. Will the Packers’ first pick be a cornerback or edge rusher?

This shapes up as the toughest question to answer simply because no one really knows which prospects will fall to the Packers or which teams will look to jump ahead of them to swipe the object of Green Bay’s desires.

As far as cornerbacks go, Ward is in a tier of his own and in the eyes of many the only one among his corner peers deserving of a top-15 selection.

The choice of top-level pass rushers isn’t much wider at edge rusher. But even if both Chubb and Landry are off the board at 14, one can justify going after a premiere athlete at the rush end position in the form of Leighton Vander Esch, who already comes into the league with good hands and the ability to drop back in coverage.

He brings all that along with possessing next level explosiveness that could translate into him becoming a premiere pass rusher even if he served primarily as an inside player at Boise State.

Unearthing a 10-sack disruptor seems to be a tougher task than identifying competent cornerbacks that can develop into starters once you get passed the second round.

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The prediction here is that the Packers will go with a pass rusher with their first pick if they don’t trade out of their slot.