With the NFL Draft just over a week away, it's really starting to get to that time where we should plan on being useless for three days in support of our teams. In this article, I will mention five players that I would like to see the Packers pick at 23.
1. OLB Sergio Kindle (Texas)
Kindle has that high motor that would really help the Packers in their newly successful 3-4 defensive scheme. He would be the outside rusher opposite of Clay Matthews III, and that tandem would be devastating for years to come.
2. OLB Jerry Hughes (TCU)
Essentially the same as Kindle. Hughes is another one of the dynamic pass rushers that could help this defense even more.
3. S Taylor Mays (USC)
Ok, let's be real, there are a lot of people who would hate to see Taylor Mays picked by Green Bay.
I am not one of those people.
After watching countless YouTube videos of Mays, he is an absolute animal and plays with an attitude. Yes, he would rather take your head off than wrap up, but that's exciting to me.
He does lack superior coverage skills, but he has roughly four months to figure it out.
4. CB Kyle Wilson (Boise State)
Our corners are about to grow gray beards and we need some youth with first round talent.
Yes, we did just draft Brandon Underwood last year, and have Pat Lee, but Wilson has step-in-right-away ability. He can also return kicks and punts for the Pack.
5. RB Ryan Mathews (Fresno State)
Running back is nowhere near a first-round need for the Packers, but what if Ryan Grant goes down? Do you really want Brandon Jackson carrying the load? Me either.
Mathews is rising up the boards and if he is the top player available on Thompson's board, I wouldn't argue the pick.
The draft is more exciting to me than every holiday combined. In just over a week, the best part of the offseason will occur.
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