Today marks the beginning of the end of the NFL offseason. Teams without new head coaches can start voluntary workouts today. The NFL Draft is a week from Thursday, and I'm heaving into a paper bag even though we won't know whether or not we had a good draft for two years. In today's Green Bay Packers news and links, we have a bunch of different draft stuff.
Players who want to be back to work under the Packers' strength and conditioning programs are now back to work. For the next two weeks, only S&C coaches can work with the players and everything is voluntary.
This includes Russell Wilson, Kellen Moore, and Nick Foles, who is sure to be extremely impressive in losing efforts.
So don't go putting Ted on blast when our first pick isn't a DE or OLB, mmmkay?
Jersey Al presents a couple of realistic situations in which the Packers could trade up in the second round.
More from around SB Nation after the jump
Everyone's favorite Vikings blogger does a Vikings mock draft. He's not projecting any trades. The picks all seem to make sense to me.
If he's totally healthy and working hard? Quite a bit. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Plus, with the 49ers' great defense, running game, and other weapons in the passing game, he doesn't have to be "the guy".
I've never been to The Ralph, but the commenters at BR refer to it as a dump. That may be, but I willingly go to RFK Stadium, so nuh uh, you can't tell me nothing (whoa oh oh oh oh).
I'm really interested to see what's going to play out in the NFC South this year. The Saints will probably be worse, the Panthers and Buccaneers will almost certainly be better, and the Falcons are a small mystery. They appear to have stagnated. They're decent, but they have an obvious ceiling and it doesn't seem like they're going to break through it. They're...kind of like the Sherman Packers.