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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 8, 2015

The Packers' draft needs get enumerated and analyzed in some of today's links.

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We're just over three weeks until the start of the 2015 NFL Draft, and it should come as no surprise that the media covering the Green Bay Packers are starting to ramp up their draft coverage. With our mock draft underway, we're jumping into the fray as well. However, the breakdowns of the Packers' needs and potential draftees are in full supply.

In addition to the draft preparations, the Packers' offseason program begins in a week and a half, and with it comes the payment of numerous workout bonuses through the next few months. We've got a breakdown of that and much more in today's curds.

Green Bay Packers still have eighth-most cap space - ESPN
Here are some more details on B.J. Raji's contract - one million dollars of the deal comes in per-game roster bonuses, with an extra $1.25 million in the playing time and other incentives.

Packers believe in workout bonuses' payoff |
Anyone who follows the structure of the contracts the Packers sign with veteran players knows just how heavily the team values the workout bonus as an incentive for those players to show up for the offseason program.

For Packers, variable ticket pricing had too many variables | ESPN Wisconsin
According to Mark Murphy, the Green and Gold ticket packages, as well as the Brown County ticket lottery made it impossible for the team to institute the variable pricing model.

What are the draft priorities for Packers? | JSOnline
Need at cornerback is rated a 10 out of 10, and inside linebacker is a 9. Agree or disagree?

Prospects emerging at CB and ILB |
Vic takes a look at a few big names and sleepers at the two key positions.

2015 NFL Draft defensive tackle rankings: Leonard Williams leads a bumper crop -
If the Packers do decide to go for a defensive tackle early instead, there could be a number of great options for them. Here's SB Nation's prospect rankings for the position.

Now Is Not the Time For the Packers To Draft A Quarterback | Cheesehead TV
Scott Tolzien's development is a primary reason for this argument, as it is expected that he would beat out any rookie in the battle for the backup quarterback position anyway.