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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 27, 2015

One of our draft crushes is asked his thoughts on our mock draft projecting him to land in Green Bay.

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Three more days.

If you're counting down to the start of the 2015 NFL Draft like we are here at Acme Packing Company, your wait is nearly over. Our mock drafts are done, and presumably Ted Thompson's draft board is all set. As for what to expect him to actually do on Thursday night? Short of trading back into the early part of round two, your guess is as good as ours.

That's one of the themes of today's curds: Thompson's unpredictability. Does he truly take the best player available? One beat writer argues that he doesn't. One thing is sure - he likes big guys, and with the depth on the offensive and defensive lines being a bit of a question mark, it would not be a shock to see him draft a large body early.

Click around, then come back for more draft coverage as the next three days go along.

Dispelling the Ted Thompson 1st Round Myth |
The "myth" that Pete Dougherty refers to is that Ted will always take the best player available at any position. In essence he's saying that Thompson either drafts athletic linemen or drafts for long-term need over short-term need with his first picks.

Packers looking beyond draft to fill roster | JSOnline
Looking for a possible Packers undrafted free agent signing? Safety Ryan Murphy from Oregon State fits the bill, and met with the Packers recently.

Large mix of youth, experience on Packers’ defensive line |
The Packers' defensive front will likely look much the same as it did to start 2014, though a draft pick or two is expected.

End game | ESPN Wisconsin
Dorsey Levens has transitioned from football to stage actor, in part because he had a plan for how to deal with life after football. He and several other former Packers give their opinions and advice to new players - and planning for the end of their careers should be part of their thought process.

Shaq Thompson is headed for NFL limelight, whether he likes it or not -
One of APC's favorite draft prospects gave an interview to SB Nation last week and addresses his size, his position (he continues to emphasize that he's an inside or weak-side linebacker), and the fact that we picked him with the 30th selection in the network's mock draft.

T. J. Clemmings is the nastiest offensive lineman in the NFL Draft -
T.J. Clemmings plays with a mean streak and that's a good thing, says Stephen White. If somehow he's still on the board at #30, I'd be very surprised to see the Packers pass on him.