Green Bay Packers draft month blueprint: Part one

Green Bay Packers, 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Part one of the Green Bay Packers’ draft month blueprint.

April is here, and that means a lot of things are here or are about to come. Baseball is here, The Masters, NCAA Final Four, and most importantly…the NFL Draft.

With two picks in the first round, the Green Bay Packers are sitting quite well to bolster their team with win-now talent, whether they stand pat and draft at both spots, or use their excess to get into a more optimal position for a specific player, I think the future hinges on this offseason more so than in years past.

Granted, many fans are probably in the same boat as me where the Packers are long overdue for another Super Bowl appearance given the talent they have at quarterback. But Aaron Rodgers has a more serious injury history than his predecessor and the focus on the draft should be more on picking the best player and overall talent despite it being in a position of immediate need or not.

The Packers got lucky in 2005, and though Mike McCarthy was touted as a quarterback guru, no one has really panned out. I don’t know if Matt LaFleur will become a quarterback whisperer and turn seemingly nobodies into decent starters for other teams, luck needs to be on the Packers’ side when picking.

My philosophy for the Packers’ in this draft, if I was running it is for them to stay pat and draft at both first-round spots. There are three quarterbacks that are supposedly locks for the first round, some teams get desperate, or stupid, or both* when picking quarterbacks, but every now and then, one may fall, and should one of the top three, or five, even be available at their later spot, the Packers should take a long look at picking one up.

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*(DISCLAIMER: I’m a HUGE Florida Gator and Tim Tebow Fan, but that draft spot was a big stretch)