Mock Draft: Four Potential Players Available At No. 23 Overall

There's been a lot of free agent news over the past week, but Wednesday featured a number of Pro Days. GM Ted Thompson was at the Alabama Pro Day. The biggest star at their Pro Day was ILB Rolando McClain who should be long gone by the time the Packers pick. A future replacement for NT Ryan Pickett might be NT Terrance Cody, who is listed at a massive 6'4" 354 lbs.

As far as who might be available at the end of the 1st round, NFL Draft Scout has a mock draft page with four drafts to choose from, and four different selections for the Green Bay Packers at No. 23 overall:

Idaho G Mike Iupati. According to Mocking The Draft, he could probably come in and start at left guard immediately, or be a future left tackle prospect. I'm no fan of LG Daryn Colledge, though he could lose his starting job to G Jason Spitz next season, so Iupati would immediately improve a weak spot in the lineup. As much as I'd like to see the Packers draft for defense in the 1st round, Iupati is very appealing.

Florida C Maurkice Pouncey. If anything the Packers have wanted more bulk inside to handle strong nose tackles, and that's the one thing Pouncey struggles with according to Mocking The Draft. But he does sound like a heck of a player. I'm impressed that he was a starter at Florida since his true freshman year.

Boise State CB Kyle Wilson. According to Mocking The Draft, "he was, without a doubt, the top cornerback [at the Senior Bowl]." Though the Packers need help in the secondary, safety depth is the top priority. Cornerback isn't the biggest need position for 2010, with CB Al Harris and CB Pat Lee both expected to return from injury. But Wilson could be a great pick for the future. Mocking Dan said that Wilson can struggle with zone coverage, so it sounds like he could use at least one season to get used to the NFL.

Oklahoma OT Trent Williams. He isn't listed at the top of the 1st round because of his limited college experience at left tackle, but as Brian at Buffalo Rumblings says, "don't sleep" on him. He's a great tackle prospect.

Of all those players, Iupati got my attention because he could improve the left guard spot immediately in 2010. If he really is good at pulling, then his agility may help a dormant screen passing game come to life. 

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