Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Who Can It Be Now?

Ah, that ole' song from...I dunno...who could it be now? Never mind. The point is, if you take a quick tour of the various mock draft scenarios out there on the 'net, you will actually see more of a range than you might expect. Not a lot, but a bit.

Perhaps a month or so ago, it was thought that DE Mario Williams might be available for the Packers to pick at #5. Now, most mock drafts have him gone, a few as high as #1. I did find a few mock drafts though that showed him still available for the Pack to pick, and another that -- unbelievably -- had him falling past the Pack. I don't think so. If "Super Mario" is there at #5, the Packers will take him.

The other primary consensus pick for the Pack -- in fact, the consensus pick -- is LB A. J. Hawk. Seems like he's the pick that predominates the mock drafts.

But there are some other interesting possibilities. Here's a sampling for you, in case you have better things to do with your time:

D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT
Vernon Davis, TE
Michael Huff, S
Haloti Ngata, DT

There was even one creative scenario which saw the Pack trading out of the #5 slot...I don't think so. GM Ted Thompson has indicated in his recent comments that he believes there is an impact player available at #5, and sounds pretty certain he will not trade that possible impact away.

We'll keep an eye on the mock draft boards and any pre-draft trades which may impact the Packers. If there's anything worthwhile to say...well, keep checking back to see.