We’re approaching College Bowl season, one of the premier opportunities for hopeful college football seniors to showcase their talents in one last game for the NFL scouts they wish to impress.
This is great news for the Green Bay Packers, whose obvious needs in the 2013 NFL Draft have begun to take shape over the past few months. You can bet that Ted Thompson will be watching many of those games with an eye toward the team’s future.
While the exact order of the draft picks are still up in the air, it’s never too early to start making some educated guesses about the general direction that the Packers will take come April. Certainly we have enough information at this point to start indulging in mock drafts.
Before we dive into a mock draft, we must set a couple of rules. First, although we can reasonably guess based on the Packers current playoff seeding that they will pick in the latter half of the draft—likely the upper 20s and fingers crossed for the lower 30s—we don’t know exactly what their order will be.
Second, we also do not know what kinds of compensatory picks the Pack will land, if any. Therefore, we must assume just one pick per round right now.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this author’s very early seven round mock draft as we head into College Bowl season.