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Green Bay Packers Draft Day Needs


1. Cornerbacks and Safeties

Since the departures of Charles Woodson, Nick Collins, and Atari Bigby the past few seasons, the Packers secondary hasn't been consistent. This season, the Packers top corner Sam Shields missed a number of games due to injury. The Pack need some depth in the secondary. They are young and inexperienced at this point, but one strong player could transform their D completely.

Possible Draft Target: HaHa Clinton-Dix, Alabama

2. Defensive Tackle

Like their secondary, the Packers suffered through inconsistency at the defensive tackle position. In 2012, the Pack lost Cullen Jenkins, arguably their top DT, to free agency. Since then, the Packers run D has been porous and it took its toll on the Pack this season. Also, BJ Raji is a free agent this off season and could leave Green Bay as well.

Possible Draft Target: Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

3. Offensive Lineman

The Packers hadn't been known as a great running team or even a good one until last season, when rookie Eddie Lacy rushed for more yardage than any Packer since Ahmad Green in 2003. Remember him? The Packers have spent years attempting to reconstruct their offensive line, but the results haven't turned out so great. The Packers drafted their running back of the future last year, so it's about time that they draft a strong offensive lineman to block for him.

Possible Draft Target: Cyril Richardson, Baylor

4. Wide Receiver

The Packers have a stable group of receivers in Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and James Jones, but we saw what happened this year. Cobb missed most of the season, Jones missed extended games, and Nelson struggled without Aaron Rodgers. Tight end Jermichael Finley is a free agent this off season, but even if the Pack do re-sign him, his re-injury risk is high (Finley suffered a neck injury). After all, A-rod could use some more weapons.

Possible Draft Target: Marqise Lee, USC

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