The NFL Combine is over, and players either helped, or hurt their draft stock. The Green Bay Packers have a few pressing needs, especially offensive lineman, cornerbacks, and safety. Here is a look at the Packers possible draft selections:
After reading Jersey Al Bracco's article on the Packers, and Ted Thompson not going to change his draft board after the Combine is over, kind of raised frustrations for me. Isn't that your job, Mr. Thompson? Well, anyway here is my look at players that the Packers could possibly draft coming up in April.
Charles Brown, OT-USC
The Packers need an offensive lineman, and Brown fits the mold. I assume Bruce Campbell, Bryan Bulaga, and Anthony Davis will be gone, and Charles Brown would be an excellent lineman in the Packers scheme. Tauscher and Clifton are getting older, and the Packers need to search for replacements soon. Brown played in a pro scheme at USC, and is athletic, and agile. He also has excellent knees that help offensive linemen gain leverage.
Mays really boosted his draft stock in the combine, and assured himself a spot in the first round. I believe the Packers are in the running for the fast, hard hitting safety. He played in a pro scheme at USC, and would be a good fit in the Packers secondary with Woodson, Harris, and Collins. Mays is very versatile, athletic, quick, and agile. He can play deep safety, and can track the ball carrier.
Graham boosted his stock with a great Senior Bowl, and is an excellent 3-4 scheme linebacker. He would fit perfectly in the Green Bay Packers scheme. Graham has good closing ability and counter moves, good pursuit, lateral movement, quickness, explosion, good run defense, a powerful body, is a powerful tackler, excellent hands, and is very versatile. Graham is likened to pro LaMarr Woodley. He would be a great fit in the Packers 3-4 defensive scheme on the right side of the linebackers.
Kyle Wilson-CB-Boise State
Wilson boosted his stock with a good Senior Bowl, and Combine, and positioned himself to being taken late first-round or early second-round. The Packers cornerbacks are aging, and Wilson could step in nicely. His strengths are; he's a great athlete, he has good speed, he's quick and agile, and he's good at closing in and bursting at and on receiver. He shows he's not afraid to hit or tackle, good hands, can jump, elusive, and good instincts. He is energetic on the field. Wilson can also return kicks. His weaknesses are; he needs to bulk up, he's short, he has trouble against big wideouts, and he has trouble locating the ball. He still could be a player the Packers look at.
These are four top players, and in my opinion are players the Packers could look to draft. All fit a need, and are very good football players.
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