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Packers mock draft: Cornerback could entice Green Bay at end of Day 1

The Packers could benefit from an influx of cornerback talent.

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Countless mock drafts have the Green Bay Packers focusing on their front-seven, and for good reason. Many of the team's edge rushers hit free agency this offseason and the defensive line could use reinforcements. However, cornerback became the Packers' most glaring deficiency by the end of the 2016 season, and this year's draft class has some enticing options at the position.

In his latest mock, SB Nation's NFL draft guru Dan Kadar projects the Packers selecting Florida corner Teez Tabor.

29. Green Bay Packers: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

Green Bay has used a lot of picks at cornerback, and still has issues at the position. Fortunately for the Packers, cornerback is arguably the biggest strength of the draft this year. A player like Western Kentucky offensive lineman Forrest Lamp could also get a long look if he’s available.

After sophomore slumps for Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins as well as the recent release of Sam Shields, the Packers appear likely to address cornerback in some capacity during the offseason. Tabor checks many of the boxes for the team. Florida lists him at 6-foot, 201 pounds, which meets Green Bay's decades-long size requirements for the position. He has also proven himself as a playmaker, accounting for 11 tackles for loss, four sacks, eight interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and a whopping three defensive touchdowns during his three seasons in Gainesville.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is an award-winning journalist and Pro Football Writers of America member. He covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.