As we scan the Best Players Available in these rounds here are a few the Packers should be happy to see fall. In no particular order I will give you the players that I feel best fit the Packers, and why I see it. Of course, these are the guys that should actually be available, and not players I see going in the top five of the second round.
The Packers still want a Safety in this class. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Ted Thompson won't pick a safety in the second round, because he wants last years safety prospect McMillian to prove Ted was right on with that pick.
|Phillip Thomas is a top option for the|
Packers at safety
Here are a few Safeties that will be available to Ted when his time comes tonight.
Phillip Thomas (Fresno State): Good prospect with aggressive style the Packers could use in the back of the defense.
DJ Swearinger (South Carolina): Good prospect
Offensive line: Center should be the direction Ted will go after Round 2.
Barrett Jones: If he is available here I believe we will go ahead and take him. I think he's a little overrated. He never solidified the position at Alabama. He played many positions, which is probably why Ted likes him. He is not dominating at center, guard, or tackle, but has played every position.
David Quessenberry: He also can play multiple positions and is ready to start in the NFL from day one.
Running Back: This is the position that I hear every Packer fan ranting about in the days leading up to the draft.
Johnathon Franklin: I am going to stay with UCLA here with picks early in the draft. Ted Thompson was on his A game the day he went to Pro Day in Los Angeles. He comes away with two very good football players from the same School. Franklin could be very similar to a Marshall Faulk type player, very dynamic with the ball in his hands.
Le'veon Bell: Big Back, a back that can be an every down runner. If you pair him up with Dujuan Harris, you might have thunder and lightning in your backfield. Very durable player with very light feet for a big back.
I know all you Wisconsin fans want Montee Ball, but I believe Montee Ball's best days as a running back are behind him. He will be a very average pro back who will last for about 6 years as a backup on an NFL team --- Sorry Badger Fans!!!!
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Wide Receiver: Ted likes the wide outs on his roster, that's why he let Greg Jennings leave via free agency. He will replace Greg with a solid player.
Stedman Bailey: If you've been following me in the past couple of weeks I love this kid. He remind me of Greg Jennings a little bit as a kind of a fast,run after the catch receiver. Not a big receiver, but an outside, quick receiver who is tough enough to run a crossing route and take it to the house. No matter where he ends up, I want to keep my eye on him. He isn't as highly rated as his counter part Tavon Austin, but no slouch at the wide receiver position.
Kenny Stills: I don't thinks he is a day two pick, but a player that Ted is eyeing up.
Aaron Mellette: This is a name that I keep coming across as I researched the type of receiver that the Packers usually are interested in. I don't know why, he just seems to come up. A small school prospect.
Corey Fuller: What would the NFL draft be without Ted Thompson choosing a player from Virginia Tech? I haven't researched this, but I believe that Ted Thompson has a special relationship with a coach at Virginia Tech and he slips him some info on a late pick player that Ted feels he can take a swing at later in the draft.
Defensive Line: I still believe that if Kawaan Short from Purdue is there in the second round Ted would take him.
Margus Hunt would be too awesome to pass up, but with the pick of Jones in the first round there would be no need to pick another defensive end
Line backers: I really believe that Ted is happy with all of his linebackers. He will add an outside linebacker later in the draft, but not in the second or third.
There you have a synopsis of what is to come on day two of the draft. Keep your eyes peeled to the television as Ted continues to work the draft board and prove he is a genius.
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