Green Bay Packers Mock Draft: Predicting the Packers' Day 3 Selections

Matt SmithContributor IIIApril 28, 2012

Green Bay Packers Mock Draft: Predicting the Packers' Day 3 Selections

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    Day 2 of the 2012 NFL draft has passed and, as always, things are exciting. 

    The Green Bay Packers surprisingly moved up once to grab Michigan State DL Jerel Worthy and then even more surprisingly moved up yet again to grab Vanderbilt CB Casey Hayward.

    These two moves cost the Packers a combined second, third, fourth and fifth-round draft picks.

    Still, Day 3 of the draft lies ahead, and the Packers have many more picks.

    The draft is always surprising; who will Green Bay nab on Day 3?

4. Chris Polk, RB, Washington

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    The Green Bay Packers send a 2013 4th, sixth (197) and seventh (224)-round draft pick to the Redskins for their fourth-round pick (109) .

    Chris Polk and Lamar Miller are still on the board. These are two running backs that many thought would go in the second round.

    With the defense upgraded well, it's time to focus on offense. These two RBs won't be available when the Packers use their compensatory selections.

    While they may have to surrender more picks than this or move up further, Ted Thompson won't hesitate to pull the trigger and move up for either of these players.

4. David Molk, C, Michigan

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    Molk is a bit undersized at just 6'1", 298 pounds, but that's alright in the Packers scheme. Previous center Scott Wells was undersized as well.

    Obviously, Green Bay will start Jeff Saturday this year but will groom Molk to be his replacement whenever he retires.

    Molk is a strong player but will need to clean up his technique while serving as the backup center.

4. Marcus Forston, DE, Miami (FL)

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    Forston, who surprisingly left school as just a junior, was plagued by injuries and inconsistency throughout his career.

    Still, he's a solid run stopper who's quick off the snap when he can stay on the field.

    He isn't fundamentally sound though and could appear lazy on the field at times.

    Forston is talented but has big question marks.

    If coached up well, he could become a fine player at defensive end. This is a hit-or-miss pick.

7. G.J. Kinne, QB, Tulsa

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    The Packers seem primed to take a QB in the late rounds of the draft to compete with newcomer Nick Hill for the third-string gig and maybe even a practice squad spot.

    Kinne has average arm strength and is a good runner but played poorly against top competition and isn't overly accurate.

    He's a project who Green Bay would take a flier on as the backup of the future.

7. Donte Paige-Moss, OLB, UNC

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    Challenged only by Vontaze Burfict for this year's biggest faller is Donte Paige-Moss.

    Paige-Moss was once thought of as a Top-10 talent but fell after injuries, poor play and character concerns dropped his draft stock.

    While he could flame out of the league real quickly, Paige-Moss is absolutely worth a flier in the seventh round as an athletic pass-rusher.

7. Winston Guy Jr., S, Kentucky

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    It was a relatively quiet day for safeties, as Boise State's George Iloka and Oklahoma State's Markelle Martin are still on the board.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Ted Thompson packages some seventh-rounders for a sixth-rounder in order to grab a better player.

    Still, in the seventh round, with no safety taken, the Packers take a flier on Winston Guy Jr.

    Guy was a consistent player at Kentucky who performed solidly on a terrible team. Though he could go maybe a round higher, he could fall to the Packers here for depth.