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2011 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers in the Best Position of All
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2010 1st round draft pick Bryan Bulaga, OT

With less than one week until the 2011 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers find themselves in the best position of any team.  They will close out the first round of the draft with the 32nd pick, which we all know of course means that they are the reigning Super Bowl champs.

The Packers have no glaring needs heading into this year's draft.  They will get a multitude of high impact players back from injury, the likes of which include star tight end Jermichael Finley, running back Ryan Grant (who before getting hurt was coming off of back to back 1,200 yard rushing seasons), and defensive leader linebacker Nick Barnett. 

All of these players and more coming back from injury on a team that is still very young and has significant room to improve should help the Packers get back to the Super Bowl.

The only real offseason concern is the possibility of losing wide reciever James Jones, and the inevitability of losing stud defensive end Cullen Jenkins who was a force when healthy this past season.

The Packers could sure up any of those concerns and a few other on the offensive line and secondary through the draft.  However, for the most part they are just trying to add depth and sure up a few loose ends.  They don't need a starting QB or anything major like some teams do.

The bottom line with this draft is that for the Packers they aren't trying to rebuild or make the final push.  They aren't even trying to save a championship roster from falling apart.  They are a team that can repeat without much more help, but they still have significant room for improvement which is a pretty scary thought for fans of other teams across the league.

And of course any team with a QB like Aaron Rodgers is sitting pretty.

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