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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Draft time is nearly here

The speculation is almost over. Pretty soon, we’ll know exactly who the Packers’ pick will be.

2022 NFL Draft - Round 1 Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

We’re almost there.

The NFL Draft is a little more than a week away, and soon we’ll be free of speculation and wondering about who the Packers will pick. Though, to be fair, we’ll just replace that with speculation and wondering about how the Packers’ picks will fit in with the team this year. The content cycle, after all, must continue.

As our first article below will show, it feels like we’ve got a pretty good grasp on the Packers’ tendencies in the draft. That sword cuts both ways, though; although we do know what the Packers tend to do, surprises aren’t impossible, and for my money the surprises get much more interesting the more defined the tendencies become.

Two weeks from now, we’ll have an answer. Did the Packers stick with their tendencies or did they try nothing new? The fact that we won’t know whether their strategy worked or not for quite a while won’t slow down the post-draft conversation, so we might as well prepare ourselves going in.

Which first-round prospects in 2023 draft meet Packers’ athleticism and age tendencies? | Packers Wire

Here’s as close to a full list as I’ve seen of the guys who match the Packers’ tendencies in the draft.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Highlights Deep Class of WRs | Football Outsiders

A stats-focused look at the wide receiver class. TL;DR: it’s good!

Three-round 2023 NFL mock draft: Kiper, McShay predict 102 picks | ESPN+ ($)

Mel Kiper and Todd McShay weigh in on the first 102 picks of the draft.

Pre-draft picture: Jordan Love ready to take control of Packers’ offense |

Will the Packers give Jordan Love help or continue their never-ending process of shoring up the defense?

The First Read: Five major takeaways from Jalen Hurts’ mega-extension |

Speaking of quarterbacks, here are some implications of Jalen Hurts’ megadeal. You’re next, Lamar Jackson.

Odd spiral appears amid northern lights in Alaska night sky | Associated Press

The pictures here look fake, but are apparently entirely real.