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NFC North and The Draft

26 days to go until the draft. The SB Nation Mock Draft kicked off today, but no picks as of yet and I'll be keeping tabs on it until the Packers pick in a few days.

One thing I hadn't been paying close attention to was the problems the other NFC North teams had in free agency, and the holes they need to fill in the draft. The Packers are in a good spot in that they don't need to fill a glaring spot on the roster and instead are looking for depth or a starter-in-waiting. Detroit needs to draft a starting defensive front seven. Chicago needs an offensive line and a wide receiver (and an offense). Minnesota might need a new left tackle while trying to find a defensive end or two.

Here's what Ryan Wilson thinks the Packers need in the draft:

Cornerback might be the primary need, but only because the two starters, Al Harris and Charles Woodson, are each entering their 11th season in the league. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Leodis McKelvin should be long gone by the time the Packers go on the clock with the 30th pick, but Aqib Talib could be available. He's a rangy cornerback who takes risks, but he's good in press coverage and has a knack for making big plays. Another option could be Antoine Cason, who timed faster than Talib, but doesn't possess the press-coverage skills.