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Green Bay Packers Offseason: The Packers Can Go in a Myriad of Directions

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Green Bay Packers Offseason: The Packers Can Go in a Myriad of Directions
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This is surely going to be a very intriguing off-season for the reigning world champion Green Bay Packers.

They've got two great players in Charles Woodson and Donald Driver getting closer to retirement. A logjam at inside linebacker, and must decide whether to keep Nick Barnett or AJ Hawk. They've got 12 unrestricted free agents to consider, among them players like James Jones and Cullen Jenkins, who may have played their last game in Green and Gold.

And not to mention a huge CBA that still has yet to be established, putting the 2011 season in jeopardy for all 32 NFL teams.

But, as always, the show must go on, even in the off-season. And if the Packers wish to continue their success, they must continue their success in the off-season, which turned out to become a crucial asset during their Super Bowl run. Their ability to maintain depth despite injuries at key position was what truly made them dangerous.

The Packers needs this off-season aren't dire needs for the 2011 NFL season, but rather for the 2012 season and beyond. This draft will serve as a type of developmental class, and, barring any injuries, not many of them will be given any sort of starting role. Because of this, the Packers have fortunate ability to go in a myriad of directions at pick thirty two, from trading down for more picks to drafting for a spot at a key position that may not need an immediate starter in 2011.

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