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Cheese Curds, 4/6: Packers executives and football staff look to the future in different ways

Whether it's commercial development or the NFL Draft, everyone in Green Bay's front office is hard at work trying to solidify the organization's future.

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This week, the Green Bay Packers took the next step in the planned developments in the area surrounding Lambeau Field, with a ceremony kicking off the first phase of construction in that area. While the executives and bigwigs are working on their plans for this area, the organization's football operations and scouting teams remain hard at work preparing for the NFL Draft.

In today's curds, we look to both areas of the organization, with the offensive line's continuity beyond the upcoming season remaining as a critical question that must be answered over the next eleven months. In addition, one of the major learning opportunities for first-year players has been revamped, and we look forward to the Packers getting back one of their best playmakers.

Green and Bold: Packers Must Have Offensive Line Contingency Plan | Cheesehead TV
With four of the top six linemen having contracts which expire after 2016 (and several more players at other positions), the time is now to replenish the depth at the position. My bet is that Spencer Drango from Baylor will be a Green Bay target, as he has the experience at left tackle that Ted Thompson seems to like.

NFL announces expansion of Rookie Transition Program -
The Rookie Symposium, a single multi-day program for all drafted players across the league, is now gone. Replacing it is this new "Transition Program," which will be implemented at each team's facility and will be offered to undrafted players as well.

Construction of Titletown District's Lodge Kohler officially underway |
Mark Murphy and company broke ground on the biggest piece of the new development around Lambeau Field on Tuesday, the centerpiece hotel which should be a high-end destination for many out-of-town Packers fans.

Biggest offseason ‘addition’? It's Jordy Nelson |
Nelson's return is a bigger boost to the Packers than any of the other free agent signings by NFC North teams will be to their respective teams.

Jared Cook or Vernon Davis: Who would be better for Green Bay Packers? - ESPN
Both players are big, hyper-athletic tight ends who signed one-year deals. However, Davis is three years older than Cook, has a bunch of guaranteed money in his base salary, and was a minimally effective receiver over the past two years.

Which teams are in the best position to clean up in the 2016 NFL Draft? -
As usual, the Packers are among the teams with the most picks overall in this year's draft with nine. The classic Jimmy Johnson trade value chart is used here to illustrate how much "draft capital" each team has this year.