With the offseason upon them, the Powers That Be for the Green Bay Packers have plenty of time to reflect upon the 2011 season. They will have ample opportunity to look at the season to figure out where the team went right, and where the team went wrong, with time enough to dwell on the games against the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Giants.
From the ashes of the 2011 season will rise the 2012 season, though. For the Packers, the most important part of that rebuilding and retooling process will be the 2012 NFL draft.
The Packers are well known for their philosophy of building through the draft and avoiding big-name free agents. That strategy has served them well for quite some time (although not as well as fans might have hoped this year), so there is no reason to believe that Ted Thompson will change his M.O. at this point.
That makes the draft a particularly big deal for the Pack.
There are plenty of hopeful players who have the potential to make a good difference on the field either right away or with a little bit of time as a backup, but not all of them are what they seem on the surface. Some will never be quite what the Packers are looking for.
Who are some of the potential draft picks the Packers should think twice about? Let's find out.