The Green Bay Packers have one goal heading into this year’s NFL Draft. After putting together a mind-blowing offensive season this past year, it is safe to say that their offense will continue to put up points against any opponent in 2012.
However, what remains the chief concern for all Packers officials and fans is the play of the defense. They were simply not good enough to win the Super Bowl last year. Their drop off from 2010 to 2011 was quite remarkable. In order to compete for the Lombardi Trophy next season, they must improve their defense at all positions.
Luckily, there are many quality defensive prospects available in this year’s draft, and the Packers are primed to take full advantage of their picks. They have the leadership and experience on the defensive side of the ball to be great, but, if they play like they did this past season, all that talent will be for naught.
If the Green Bay coaches are able to successfully integrate these new defensive players into their system, watch out for the Packers come playoff time. Here are five players that the Packers must target in the upcoming draft to ensure that they are well-equipped on both sides of the ball.