What To Expect From The Packers In Rounds 4-7

ARLINGTON TX - FEBRUARY 06: Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson celebrates after winning Super Bowl XLV 31-25 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium on February 6 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

A couple player I expected to be drafted in the second round, notably Iowa DE Christian Ballard and Georgia OL Clint Boling, remain available, but I don't expect the Green Bay Packers to have any particular interest in either player. And both should finally be drafted before the Packers select twice at the end of the fourth round.

While I wasn't sure they'd draft a wide receiver or running back in their first three picks, I suspected it depending on what they plan to do in free agency. Instead of re-signing free agent WR James Jones and RB Brandon Jackson, they appear to be parting ways. And while Derek Sherrod is more likely to play tackle, he could be asked to play guard and replace LG Daryn Colledge next season. 

It's been expected that DE Cullen Jenkins will be headed elsewhere, and while the standout defensive lineman have been drafted, I'd like to see them add at least one defensive end for depth. Also, LB Nick Barnett should be headed elsewhere now that he's lost his starting job, so they should add a backup inside linebacker. They could still add an outside linebacker to the mix for next season, and they could use a tight end since they released TE Donald Lee

Six more picks to go, and they haven't shown much interest in making a trade so far. I expect they'll add six more players that we can discuss.

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