The Green Bay Packers were eliminated from the playoffs Sunday. Though fans may need months or even years to recover from that shocking defeat, they can find some solace in the officially beginning of draft season in Green Bay.
Thanks to the fine people at Mocking the Draft, we have a new mock draft to dig through every week. This week, Dan Kadar has the Packers finding a replacement for free agent right tackle Bryan Bulaga.
Slotted at pick 30, Dan has Green Bay selecting Colorado State's Ty Sambrailo. Sambrailo is spending the following week in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl. Like most of the lineman drafted by Ted Thompson, Sambrailo has a ton of experience. He has an astonishing 42 starts under his belt. Though most of his time was spent protecting the blindside, he also started games at right tackle and both guard spots.
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. Dan also projected the Packers taking Ohio State's Michael Bennett.
Here's what Mocking the Draft had to say about Sambrailo to the Packers:
Want a player whose draft stock could take off at this week's Senior Bowl? Sambrailo is a prime candidate and could transform himself into a first-round player. If Bryan Bulaga leaves via free agency, Sambrailo could slot in as a rookie.