Friday, February 09, 2007

Let the Mock Drafts Begin!

Yahoo Sports yesterday published their "first full mock draft" of round one in April's NFL draft. The Packers are slotted at #16 in the first round. Depending upon who's there the Pack may or may not stick with that pick; Packers GM Ted Thompson is known for dropping down, preferring to get extra picks if he can.

However, if Yahoo Sports' John Murphy is even close to being on target, the Packers may want to stay right where they are at. That's because Murphy has the Pack drafting Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson at #16. Here what he says: "While Peterson clearly is a top-five or top-10 talent, teams in need of a running back could address other positions, meaning he could fall right into the lap of the Packers. They need to upgrade the position, but they may opt for younger, fresher legs instead of re-signing veteran Ahman Green." One of the reasons Peterson could fall to the Packers, other than what Murphy states, is the shoulder injury which hampered him this past season and took him out of the Heisman race. He definitely would be an intriguing prospect for the Packers...and especially at #16.

If you want to read the full set of first round scenarios, just click here.