Yes, I know there are still three games to play in the 2013 season for the Green Bay Packers, but it's never too early to take a look at the draft prospects for the 2014 NFL draft and also the possible selections for the Pack.
A lot will change between now and the time of the draft. First, when will the Packers pick? It depends on how their season ends. Their pick could be anywhere from the middle-teens of the first round to the early-20s of the round.
Also, we still have a number of things that have to go on to scout the various prospects. Like the East-West Shrine game (which I'll be at), the Senior Bowl, the NFL Scouting Combine and the various pro days that the prospects will have.
In the past, although I'm no Nostradamus, I've had a pretty good track record regarding whom the Packers might select in the draft.
In my final 2013 NFL mock draft, I correctly said that the Packers would take defensive end Datone Jones. In an earlier mock draft, I had the Packers taking Eddie Lacy in the first round. The Packers did indeed take Lacy, but they selected him in the second round instead.
I have had similar success in other mock drafts I have done in the past.
Why? I try to get into the head of Ted Thompson and the way he thinks and also look at players who fit the offensive and defensive schemes that the Packers utilize.
With that being said, let's take a look at some prospects who I believe would help the Packers in 2014 and beyond.