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2013 NFL Draft: Best available players after first round

The likes of Tank Carradine, Manti Te'o, Eddie Lacy and Arthur Brown are still sitting around. Could Ted Thompson make a move in the second round like he did last year?


The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and there are plenty of fantastic players left on the board. While the first round didn't have any huge surprises -- besides Travis Frederick going to the Dallas Cowboys when many thought he'd last until the 3rd round -- a few players with borderline first round grades are still around.

According to Dan Kadar of SB Nation's Mocking the Draft, defensive end Tank Carradine is the best player available. Carradine isn't quick enough to be a 3-4 OLB and isn't big enough to be a 3-4 end, so he's almost certainly off the Packers' radar screen. As for guys who might be? Let's take a look.

18. Arthur Brown - ILB, Kansas State

Brown is an excellent player, but I don't think Thompson would trade up 10-plus spots to snag him. He probably isn't a realistic target.

19. Keenan Allen - WR, California

Same deal. Would be a nice pickup, don't think he'll fall or be a trade up target.

23. Jonathan Cyprien - S, Florida International

Here's where it gets interesting. Keep an eye on Cyprien and whether or not he starts falling. It's certainly possible, and it wouldn't be stunning if he was a guy the Packers have their eyes on.

26. D.J. Swearinger - S, South Carolina

I haven't seen Swearinger this high on anyone else's big board, but these are Dan's rankings, not where he thinks these guys will get picked. He's a 2nd-3rd round guy to most people. Not a bad pickup if he's available when the Packers pick, but not a guy I'd trade up for.

31. Jesse Williams - NT, Alabama

We could really use one of these guys, so I have a feeling that Ted Thompson has his sights set on either this guy or...

37. John Jenkins - NT, Georgia

This guy. I'd love Jenkins if he fell to the Packers.

42. Manti Te'o - ILB, Notre Dame

If he falls, his value might be too much for Ted to resist.

44. Eddie Lacy - RB, Alabama

And the same goes for Lacy. Even more so. If the Packers get Lacy in the 2nd round without trading up, I will be ecstatic. Seriously, everyone's drink is on me.

Check out all of Acme Packing Company's draft coverage: 2013 NFL Draft Central | Green Bay Selects Datone Jones in First Round | Packers' Team Needs | Prospect Film Study Profiles | Packers' Complete Draft Order

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