Green Bay has several options for NFL draft

TODAY'S TMJ4's Lance Allan gives his thoughts
Posted at 10:41 PM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 00:08:42-04

So here we are, Christmas for GM and Ted Thompson wannabes, also known as the NFL Draft.

What will the Packers do?  The ultimate game of poker is anyone's guess as teams hold their cards close to the vest, so here are just some thoughts and ideas to ponder as draft weekend gets into gear.

I know the popular choice is for the Packers to take an edge rusher or outside linebacker.  That could be the case at 29, but I'm still leaning toward the Packers taking a CB from a deep and talented pool of CB's.  Gareon Conley of Ohio State is a possibility, though it's unclear with his recent legal status. Alabama's Marlon Humphrey is another option if he drops, and Colorado's Cidobe Awuzie has been mentioned in a few mock drafts along with Tre'Davious White of LSU and Washington’s Kevin King.

If the edge rusher/OLB happens, local product T.J. Watt does make a lot of sense.  Missouri's Charles Harris another name to consider.

And after what Western Michigan WR Corey Davis showed in the Cotton Bowl versus the Badgers, if he actually slipped?  I don't think he slips that far, but if so, I'd jump all over him.  With Davante Adams contract situation looming on the horizon, giving Rodgers another weapon with Nelson, Adams, and Cobb would be salivating.

Keep in mind this could be 2008 all over again, where a team gets an itch to trade up, possibly for a QB, and Teddy T trades back and out of the first round into the high second round for more selections.

Wouldn't you love to know if Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon is on the Packers draft board.  They had him in for a visit, so there's a chance he is so where would you consider him?

Wisconsin RB Corey Clement said the Packers told him at the combine that they could take up to two running backs in the draft.  If only one, Jamaal Charles could still be on the radar.

Not in the first round, but I still think the Packers need to take a defensive linemen, more than likely in the first three rounds for added depth.

I always love the local stories.  In addition to Watt, Wisconsin LB Vince Biegel would be a nice fit in the mid-rounds.  And Franklin, Wisconsin's Levon Myers would be a great addition on the offensive line as a late round pick or an undrafted rookie free agent.

And in the don't rule anything out department, the Packers could take a punter late.  Jacob Schum isn't a lock.




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