The 2014 NFL draft will take place in early May. And even though the draft is still over three months away, there is plenty of information regarding prospects for general managers, scouts and personnel people from NFL teams to pour over.
There is game video from the 2013 season and postseason. Both the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl have been played.
Yes, there is still the NFL Scouting Combine and the various pro days for the players to improve their draft stock, but there is enough information right now to develop a big board for prospects in each round.
I'm going to list 10 players in each round whom the Green Bay Packers and general manager Ted Thompson should definitely have on their radar. The players will have the necessary skills and athletic ability to play in the schemes run by the offense and defense of the Packers.
A number of the later-round selections will also be players who can contribute on special teams right away.
I also believe that Thompson will be aggressive in this draft and trade up to get players whom he covets. Thompson did that in 2009 when he traded up to get Clay Matthews and in 2012 when he traded up to get Casey Hayward.
Thompson will need to do that again, especially in the second round, when there will be a lot of talent available near the top of the round.