Looking at Mocking the Draft's Top 200 Big Board, I thought I'd use it to take a stab at what I think might be good for the Packers... (We all know trying to guess what Ted Thompson thinks is impossible. : ) Obviously, this would all be subject to change depending on what, if anything TT does in Free Agency next week. Going to list an Offensive Player & Defensive Player for each pick, just for fun. Lets see how many Packer fans we can get disagreeing with me! : )
1st Round ~ Barrett Jones OL Alabama Or Jesse Williams DL Alabama ~ Big men are at a premium. Many fans don't think OL is a must in the 1st round and I tend to agree, but, with Barrett Jones versatility, TT may not be able to help himself. Jesse Williams is 6' 3 3/8th" and 323 pounds. Williams is may be just the guy we need to play NT or share time with Raji, and if Raji wants too much money next year, or disappears at times next season, Williams may be his replacement.
2nd Round ~ Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Or John Jenkins DL Georgia ~ With the loss of Greg Jennings the Pack have a need for another WR. I seriously doubt he'd be around by the time we pick in the 2nd round, but, going by the Big Board, I think he'd be an asset the Packers couldn't pass up. John Jenkins may be exactly what the Pack needs in the 2nd round. Disruptive = Me Like! In fact, I wouldn't be disappointed if TT drafted Jesse Williams & John Jenkins.
3rd Round ~ Montee Ball RB Wisconsin Or Jon Bostic ILB Florida ~ Think it's finally a consensus that the Packers need a RB. (Finally... I've only been begging for 7 or 8 years... : ) Montee Ball might not be TT's choice, but, I'm sure a lot of Packer/Wisconsin Fans would be very happy. I don't know much about Jon Bostic, but, I do know he's faster than the Spaceman... Anything to improve our LB corp!
4th Round ~ Michael Williams TE 6'6" 270lbs Alabama Or AJ Klein MLB 6' 11/4 Iowa State
5th Round ~ Joseph Fauria TE 6'7" 258lbs UCLA Or Shawn Williams 6'1" 217lbs Safety Georgia
6th Round ~ Montori Hughes 6'4" 329lbs DL Tennessee-Martin Or Kniles Davis 5'11 3/4" 227lbs RB Arkansas
7th Round ~ Micah Hyde 6'0" 197lbs CB Iowa or Braden Brown 6'5" 310lbs OT Brigham Young
I'm sure we'll probably have a couple comp picks too, but, this ought to do for a start...
It's all speculation, but, I could see the Pack picking up some excellent pieces in this draft. Hopefully they can stay healthy and contribute early.