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The Packers had a great regular season that was followed by a disappointing postseason. Their defense was ranked last in passing yards allowed and was 27th in sacks.
Outside of Clay Matthews, there was a lack of a pass rush. Going into the draft, fans have expected the Packers to go with an outside linebacker to compliment Matthews. This makes sense considering outside linebacker Erik Walden is a free agent and will probably not be re-signed.
However, recent reports have said that the Packers Pro Bowl center, Scott Wells, will not be re-signed by the Packers. This is surprising news given the value Wells has brought to the team.
The only explanation the Packers can have for letting someone like Wells walk, is what they have planned for the draft.
Letting Wells go could be a sign that the front office, along with Mike McCarthy, are thinking about drafting Peter Konz. He is the highest ranked center coming out of the draft and has great potential. With Wells out of the picture, he would be an instant starter.