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Packers mock draft: Green Bay adds to defensive line

SB Nation NFL draft guru Dan Kadar has the Packers selecting Ohio State's Michael Bennett with their top pick.

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The Green Bay Packers still have at least one more playoff game to play. That said, the fine people at Mocking the Draft are more focused on what the team will do during April's draft. In the latest version of his mock draft, Dan Kadar has the Packers adding a player from the 2014-15 National Championship team.

Slotted at pick 30, Dan has Green Bay selecting Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett. Bennett is a senior who would play one of the two end spots in the Packers' 3-4 base defense. He registered six sacks and 35 tackles this season along with two forced fumbles. He's not a one-year wonder either, as he has played meaningful snaps in each of his four seasons at Ohio State.

In earlier mocks, Dan had the Packers taking UCLA's Eric Kendricks and Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney, both players who could address the team's weakness at inside linebacker. Bennett would add to what has been a high-performing group along the defensive line.

Here's what the experts had to say about Bennett to the Packers:

A lot of what happens with this pick will be determined on how Green Bay handles offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga and wide receiver Randall Cobb in free agency. If they return and the top inside linebackers are off the board, Bennett would give Green Bay an excellent depth piece on the defensive line and someone who should be able to get into the backfield while playing end.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an SB Nation Newsdesk Contributor and writes for Sports on Earth.