Monday, April 05, 2010

Packers draft possibilities

Less than three weeks from now we will know who the Packers are betting on to help build the roster going into Spring and Summer camps. As well as have a good idea as to what direction GM Ted Thompson is taking in filling obvious needs on the team.

But in the meantime, mock drafts offer much to chew on. Listed below are the names which are cropping up in some of the published mock drafts elsewhere on the Web. We're just passing them along here, along with the number of times they appear in different draft scenarios. These names are mentioned as first round possibilities for the Packers only, who are currently slated to pick at #23. Obviously, things can change dramatically if Thompson trades up (rare) or down (more common) during the draft itself.

It is interesting, in reviewing the various names proferred by the mock draft-istas, to look at how the consensus seems to skew towards offensive line real surprise there. What is surprising is that some of the picks mentioned as possibilities for the Packers at #23 are slotted in other mock draft line ups as top 10 picks; Bryan Baluga, Charles Brown and Anthony Davis in particular seem to literally be all across the board, both having moved up following the NFL Combine.

...And with the number 23 pick, the Packers select (maybe)...

Mike Iupati
, G, Idaho (2x)

Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas (2x)

Charles Brown, OT, USC (3x)

Rolando McClain, ILB, ALABAMA

Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, FLORIDA

Taylor Mays, S, USC

Bryan Baluga, OT, Iowa (2x)

Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers (3x)

Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State (3x)

Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan