It's finally almost here. Yes, the 2014 NFL draft is just two days away. This time last year we already were talking about how the Green Bay Packers did in the draft, as the draft took place two weeks earlier than it will this year.
When it came to my final mock draft last year, I was able to correctly predict that the Packers would select defensive end Datone Jones of UCLA in the first round.
Last year, the Packers had the 26th selection of the first round. On Thursday night, the Packers will get the 21st pick of Round 1 and will have nine picks overall in the draft.
This is a great draft to have nine picks, as it will be one of the deepest in several years.
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock gave his take on the upcoming draft when he talked with reporters on a conference call just prior to the NFL Scouting Combine.
“From my perspective, this is the deepest and best draft class I’ve seen in probably ten years,” Mayock said. “That’s been reinforced by most of the general managers and scouts I’ve talked to throughout the league. I had one GM tell me the other day that having a Top-20 pick this year is very similar to having a Top-10 pick last year.”
That type of comment has to make a general manager like Ted Thompson of the Packers, who uses the draft as the primary source for assembling the roster of the team, quite happy.
So, without further ado, here is my final mock draft.