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Packers mock draft: Green Bay goes offense with back-to-back picks

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Defense? Nah.

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Most mock drafts released at this time of the offseason feature just the first round, as prospects continue jockeying for position for the opening 32 selections. However, selections made on subsequent days of the draft can prove just as important if not more so.

In that spirit, SB Nation's draft guru Dan Kadar extended his latest mock draft to include the first two rounds, affording most teams the opportunity to address more than one part of their roster.

However, that doesn't mean the Green Bay Packers, a team that has multiple concerns on defense, focused solely on that side of the ball with their opening two selections. In fact, Kadar projects Green Bay to take offensive players with both picks.

With the No. 29 overall selection, Kadar has the Packers taking Western Kentucky offensive lineman Forrest Lamp. As detailed in previous mock drafts, Lamp possesses the type of athleticism and background (he played left tackle for multiple seasons in college) the team prefers for the O-linemen it drafts and could step in for the departed T.J. Lang in short order. The Packers haven't picked an offensive lineman in the first round in some time, but they did so in back-to-back years at the start of the decade (Bryan Bulaga in 2010, Derek Sherrod in '11).

One round later, Kadar has the Packers selecting Texas running back D'Onta Foreman. In his first full season as the lead back, Foreman demolished defenses to the tune of 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Like former Green Bay bell cow Eddie Lacy, Foreman carries well over the typical amount of weight for a tailback, but he still possesses good speed and change of direction. His main issue has proven to be ball security, something that could keep the Packers and other teams from selecting him this early.