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Mock Drafts Predict Packers’ Positional Needs

It’s way too early to start seriously forecasting what individuals the Green Bay Packers might want to select in the draft, which is still over two months away. Besides, a lot will depend on the frenzied free agent signings beginning in March – including how many current Packers free agents will re-sign with the team.

However, it might not be too early to start forecasting on what positions the Packers, who pick 29th this year, will likely be looking to fill come April.

For example, one draft site, fittingly named draftsite.com, has its 2017 MFL mock draft out. Ignoring the players who DJ Boyer has penciled in, here are the positions he thinks Green Bay will pursue:

Round 1 – Tight End
Round 2 – Cornerback
Round 3 – Defensive Tackle
Round 4 – Cornerback
Round 5 – Strong Safety
Round 5 – Guard
Round 6 – Running Back
Round 7 – Wide Receiver

The early predictions from usatoday.com are:

Round 1 – Cornerback
Round 2 – Outside Linebacker (“Edge”)
Round 3 – Tight End
Round 4 – Cornerback
Round 5 – Running Back
Round 5 – Safety
Round 6 – Wide Receiver
Round 7 – Linebacker

A partial list has just been posted by walterfootball.com:

Round 1 – DE/OLB
Round 2 – Running Back
Round 3 – Cornerback
Round 4 – Guard

Chad Reuter of nfl.com also has a partial list out:

Round 1 – Cornerback
Round 2 – Running Back
Round 3 – Outside Linebacker
Round 4 – Tight End

I’ll reserve my comments, except to note a couple obvious things.

Green Bay’s perceived top needs seem to be for a cornerback (or two), linebackers (inside and outside), running back, safety, tight end, guard and wide receiver.

There seems to be a distinct lack of faith – whether because they’re no good, they’ll probably go elsewhere, or they’re getting old – in: all the Packers’ CBs, TE Jared Cook, OLB Clay Matthews, RBs Eddie Lacy and/or Ty Montgomery, G T.J. Lang and one of more of the WRs.

Rob Born

Smart drafters don’t select the best available players, they fill a team’s positions of greatest need.



  1. MJ February 27, 2017

    Can we draft a GM in the first round and a DC in the second?

    1. PF4L February 27, 2017

      lol…I don’t wish ill on anyone. But is it too much to ask that Ted has a mild heart attack and his Doctor tells him he has to retire to relieve stress?

      I just don’t want to give up a 1st rounder. Maybe a new GM can actually, idk, hit on a 1st round pick or something crazy like that.

  2. Kato February 27, 2017

    Hopefully someone wakes Ted from his nap when the draft rolls around.

    1. MJ February 27, 2017

      Better if they let him sleep through the draft and someone else makes the picks.

  3. PF4L February 27, 2017

    Teds face after someone gave him a buy one, get one free coupon for Burger King.