5 Names Every Green Bay Packers Fan Needs to Know Before the 2014 NFL Draft

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5 Names Every Green Bay Packers Fan Needs to Know Before the 2014 NFL Draft
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Ohio State's Ryan Shazier has become a favorite in multiple mocks for Green Bay's selection at No. 21 overall.

The last time we did a primer of need-to-know Green Bay Packers draft prospects, we focused on lesser-known names that weren't dominating mock drafts and big boards but who nonetheless could still be targets for the Packers in 2014.

This time around, with the draft just days away, we're going back to basics with absolute, must-know names that fans should be prepared to hear in buzz surrounding the Packers between Monday and Saturday.

The five prospects that follow must have been linked to the Packers by a recent mock draft, and all are virtually guaranteed to be on Ted Thompson's draft board. Not all are first-round selections, but none are likely to be available after Round 3.

It's still worthwhile to go back and brush up on some less-obvious prospects like Ed Reynolds, Marcus Smith and Mike Davis. However, the following need-to-know players are ones to track until they are taken off the board, as it's highly likely the Packers could walk away from the 2014 NFL draft having selected at least one of them.

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