The Green Bay Packers made a rare dip into free agency this spring, but the majority of the roster upgrades for general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy will still come via the 2014 NFL draft.
Acquiring veteran defender Julius Peppers provided the Packers with a movable piece to throw at opposing quarterbacks. But holes remain at safety, inside linebacker, along the defensive line, center and tight end, all of which will require the draft to fill.
The Packers currently hold nine picks, including the 21st overall pick and two each in the third and fifth rounds. Thompson subscribes to the "more swings at the plate the better" draft strategy, and he'll have plenty of quality hacks come May.
In the following slides, I'll provide my first mock draft for the Packers.