What Is The Packers Top Need In the April Draft?

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Bryan Bulaga from the Iowa Hawkeyes holds up a Green Bay Packers jersey after the Packers drafted him number 23 overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

This is not new territory, but it's been a few weeks since I've posted something like this about the Green Bay Packers. It's probably worth while from time-to-time as opinions change over the next couple months. And as players rise and fall on draft boards.

It's gotten my attention again after Pete Doughtery wrote a draft needs article at the Press-Gazette. As far as the first round is considered, he looked at the two positions that could be addressed in the first round: offensive tackle and outside linebacker. I'd agree except I'd say pass rusher instead of outside linebacker specifically. Especially since the best value might be on the defensive line where there are almost twenty lineman that could be considered first round talent. Not all of those players can play on the defensive line in a 3-4 defense, but that's a good place to start.

Assuming RT Mark Tauscher is set to retire, and that DE Cullen Jenkins is likely to depart, what position should they target in the draft? After selecting RT Bryan Bulaga with their 2010 first round pick, would they draft an offensive tackle in the top spot in consecutive years?

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