I commend everyone who takes the time to put together a seven-round mock draft. I assume that it's absolutely exhausting. We rounded up three different ones for you to take a look at: Cheesehead TV, DraftTek and NFL.com.
Cheesehead TV: S Eric Reid, LSU
DrattTek: DE Datone Jones, UCLA
NFL.com: TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
Jones is my favorite of these three players, but I'd be happy with all three. Reid and Jones fill an immediate need for the Packers, while Eifert would likely be the best player available if he fell to 26. Due to the team's current cap constraints, which will make it hard to re-sign B.J. Raji, I think defensive line is the team's biggest need long-term.
Cheesehead TV: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU (trade up)
DraftTek: Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
NFL.com: Kawann Short, DE, Purdue
I like Franklin, but I think he might be a bit of a reach at this spot. Having said that, I'd certainly trust Ted Thompson's judgment if he took him. Cheesehead TV thought enough of Margus Hunt to say that Thompson should trade up to secure him. If they don't take a defensive lineman in the first round, this isn't a bad move. Short would be a great pickup if he's still around at 55, though he's obviously be off Green Bay's radar if they took Jones or a similar player in the first round.
Cheesehead TV: None (traded away)
DraftTek: Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
NFL.com: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
Picking up all of Eifert, Short and Frederick as NFL.com is projecting would be a near dream scenario for the Packers. I like the Bailey pick in the 3rd, but I don't think the Packers will take two offensive skill players in the first two days of the draft.
Cheesehead TV: Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
DraftTek: Duke Williams, S, Nevada
NFL.com: Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
And now we're getting out of the guys who I have extensive knowledge of. Everything I've heard and read about Hamilton leads me to believe that he would be an excellent value pick in the fourth round. While I admit to not having seen Williams play, most outlets seem to think he is a fifth round pick. Dobson has the mesurables and stats to make him look like a good pick, and he seems to grade out as a low 3rd-4th round pick by most outlets, and his selection makes sense based on the other players NFL.com has selected for the Packers.
Cheesehead TV: Michael Buchanan, OLB, Illinois and Vinston Painter, OL, Virginia Tech
DraftTek: David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State and Michael Mauti, ILB, Penn State
NFL.com: Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt and Rontez Miles, S, California (PA)
Yes, there is a California University in Pennsylvania. I actually know someone who went there. Zac Stacy's stats behind a poor o-line, in the SEC, are very impressive. I like Mauti and think he can be a useful NFL player. Buchanan is a good fit and has seen his stock fall due to a variety of issues that shouldn't affect his potential NFL career.
Cheesehead TV: Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
DraftTek: Gilbert Pena, NT, Ole Miss
NFL.com: Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
Our first overlap! Obviously, if Stacy fell to Green Bay in the sixth he'd represent spectacular value. My knowledge of Pena is limited, but he is huge and we need some nose tackle depth. I'm fine with taking any 320+ pound person who grades out as 'draftable'. With potentially good OTs, LBs and NTs on the board, I don't like the Johnson pick.
Cheesehead TV: Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico
DraftTek: Zach Sudfeld, TE, Nevada
NFL.com: Garrett Gilkey, OT, Chadron State
I cannot pretend to have seen Gilkey, but he's from a town called Sandwich so I hope we get him. Reed's pro day workout was insane, so someone will take a flyer on him. Sudfeld is a very good blocker and would probably have a chance to make the team.