It's never too early to write about the Green Bay Packers and the 2012 NFL mock draft! Well, maybe it is, but I was asked about it in the open thread versus the Raiders. My response: best defensive player available.
In the recent SB Nation mock draft, the Packers were linked to Penn State DL Devon Still. He's already been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and he's sure to earn a few more awards soon. At 6-5 and 310 lbs. he'd be a fit as a defensive end, and he had 17 tackles for a loss.
I've been giving DE Mike Neal some slack. Not only is he coming back from two major injuries, he's played little football over the past two years. He hasn't done much this season since his return, but he certainly deserves some more developmental time. He does have to do whatever he can do to stay healthy going forward.
On a defensive line that's done little this season, he sure couldn't hurt. One featuring Neal, Still, and NT B.J. Raji could be pretty good in 2012.