We are now less than two weeks away from the NFL Scouting Combine. We have already seen players compete in the East-West Shrine game, as well as the Senior Bowl. After the Combine, players will be able to improve their status in the 2012 NFL draft with their Pro Day workouts.
The Green Bay Packers have all seven selections in the draft as of this moment, but that will improve as we move closer to the draft, which will start on April 26th and continue through April 28th. In March, the NFL will announce the compensatory picks that will be awarded to teams for the draft.
It is expected that the Packers will get at least a couple of compensatory picks, as the Packers had a number of players leave the team in free agency in 2011, most notably DE Cullen Jenkins and G Daryn Colledge.
The Packers are also expected to receive a late round draft choice from the New York Jets for G Caleb Schlauderaff (a 6th round pick for the Packers in the 2011 NFL draft), who was traded late in training camp last year.
In addition to that, the Packers will attempt to get compensation for QB Matt Flynn in this year's draft, as opposed to next year's, if Flynn just leaves via free agency.
Once the Packers are awarded their compensatory picks and other selections that they may receive via trade, I will update my mock draft. I expect the Packers to have at least 10 picks in the 2012 NFL draft, at least to begin with, once everything is settled.