2012 NFL Draft: Top 5 Positions Green Bay Packers Should Target This Draft

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2012 NFL Draft: Top 5 Positions Green Bay Packers Should Target This Draft
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It is no secret as to why the Green Bay Packers were not able to live up to expectations during this past postseason: defense. Last year, the Packers’ D couldn’t stop a nose bleed with a doctor, Dom Capers, in this case, directing them how to do so. The talent in the Green Bay starting defensive 11 is there, but upgrades at a few positions will go a long way in returning the Packers’ defense to 2010 levels.

This is not to say the Packers’ offense is without its woes, but with the talent they have on offense, those needs are less urgent regarding a return to the Super Bowl.

The proceeding slideshow will outline which positions Packers’ GM Ted Thompson should target to improve the team's chances at a second Super Bowl title in three seasons. The players highlighted are those who may be available when the Packers make the 28th selection in the 2012 NFL draft, mitigating the possibility of Green Bay trading up or the more likely scenario of the two the Packers trading down.

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