Green Bay Packers draft: mocking the first couple picks

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The Green Bay Packers led the NFL in passing yards allowed last season. Therefore, they’re going to focus on DBs and and pass-rushers first and foremost in the 2012 NFL draft right? Not so fast my friend. What about a tight end if Jermichael Finley leaves? What about the running back situation?

Then we must consider the fact that Ted Thompson is as much a “value GM” as there can be possibly be, so team needs will play much less of a factor than we think they should.

Here’s what I have the Pack doing in the first couple rounds.

28. Green Bay Packers, Michael Brockers, DE/DT, LSU

GB team needs: DE, OLB, SS, OG

The Pack do give up a lot of passing yards, and could use some help in the pass rush. Brockers established himself as a man who can get that done; and be a force in stopping the run.

60. Green Bay Packers, Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

You can’t be a first round prospect anymore when you run a 4.89, unless you’re a QB, DL, or OL. And that’s a problem because Allen plays tight end. Welcome to the Friday club, Mr. Allen. Obviously, this pick will change if the Pack spend the dough on Finley.

For the complete first round of my NFL mock draft go here.

Here’s the second round of this mock draft.

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