For Packer fans, the draft is the offseason. In three days, general manager Ted Thompson makes the vast majority of the significant personnel moves for the coming season. Heading into the offseason, there were some question. Some where answered by players such as Sam Shields, Julius Peppers and B.J. Raji. Some questions still stand, though.
Thompson will never go into a draft completely empty-handed, but there are some areas where the Green Bay Packers could clearly get better.
Inside linebacker Brad Jones has yet to meet the production that his new contract would insinuate. Micah Hyde was a dime slot corner to start 2013 and is currently slated to transition to starting free safety in his sophomore year. Andrew Quarless doesn't figure to be a top-30 tight end in the league, either.
Obviously, it's known that Thompson picks best value available, and he may not even pick at No. 21, but those would be the positions to watch for on the first two days of the draft.
On the third day, depth positions such as receiver, offensive line and cornerback lead the way for potential position targets, especially considering Thompson's history with them in the mid-to-late rounds.
Unlike Thompson, though, this mock draft will not be considering trade-ups or trade-downs, instead just sticking to the slots in which the Packers are scheduled to pick.