5 Defensive Linemen Green Bay Packers Should Target in 2014 NFL Draft

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5 Defensive Linemen Green Bay Packers Should Target in 2014 NFL Draft
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In 2014, the defensive line of the Green Bay Packers will have a new look. For one thing, B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, Johnny Jolly and C.J. Wilson are all unrestricted free agents. It wouldn't be surprising if all four players were not on the team next year.

That being said, I expect the Packers to bring back either Raji or Pickett to help bolster the nose tackle position for the three-man front the Packers use in their base 3-4 defensive scheme.

That player would be joined with Datone Jones, Mike Daniels, Josh Boyd and Jerel Worthy on the defensive line.

The 2014 NFL draft would add the remaining piece or pieces to the line.

I would expect the Packers to draft a nose tackle, especially if the 34-year-old Pickett re-signs with the team.

In terms of the defensive ends that the Packers would consider in the upcoming draft, I would expect that the Packers will be looking for players with a height of 6'4" or taller and a playing weight close to 300 pounds.

That is the prototypical size of a defensive end in the 3-4 defense.

Using all of that for my criteria, I'm listing five players that the Packers should definitely consider in the 2014 NFL draft.

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