Green Bay Packers: Who should they take in round 1?

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C.J. Mosley (Photo credit: Reuters)

With the 21st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select….  On Thursday, May 8, Roger Godell will say those words to the player Packers general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy think is the best player on their draft board.  The Packers certainly have some needs to fill on both sides of the ball, and I think that three players would be great additions to this Super Bowl contender.

Jace Amaro

With the serious neck injury to tight end Jermichael Finley, the Packers might be forced to draft another playmaking tight end that can stretch the field.  Amaro, a six foot five, 260 pound tight end from Texas Tech, might be just the guy needed to replace Finley.  Amaro was a huge threat for the Red Raiders last year, catching 106 passes for 1,352 yards and seven touchdowns.  That was a major improvement from his sophomore season, as Amaro only caught 25 passes for 409 yards and four touchdowns.  However, the Packers are sitting pretty even if they don’t draft Amaro.  Andrew Quarless came up big during the stretch run of the season and started to establish himself as a weapon in the Packers offense.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

For many years now, the Packers have been weak at the safety position.  That was most apparent last season, when current safeties Morgan Burnett and M.D. Jennings where getting torched left and right.  A safety with the potential of Clinton-Dix might be enough to slow down the safety woes.  Clinton-Dix is six foot one, 209 pounds from Alabama, and had two interceptions last season, along with 50 tackles.  He did all of that despite being suspended for two games for violating NCAA rules.  Clinton-Dix would be a great fit for the Packers secondary.

C.J. Mosley

Last season, the Packers became heavily crippled at the middle linebacker spot due to various injuries.  Having to rely on the talent of Andy Mulumba became too much of a tall order for the defense.  That is why I think the Packers should draft Mosley with their first pick.  Mosley is six foot two, 232 pounds, also out of Alabama.  Mosley is quick for a middle linebacker as he forced five pass break ups and had two interceptions.  Mosley would be the perfect fit for the Packers.

 

On an unrelated note, the Super Bowl is on Sunday and I thought I would give my prediction.  I believe that Peyton Manning will win his second Super Bowl in his brother’s house, capping off an unbelievable year for the future Hall of Famer.  I have the Denver Broncos beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-10, with Manning winning the Super Bowl M.V.P.

Comments

  1. Lionel says

    You’re clueless Dante. The Packers have been in the playoffs 6 of the last 8 years. 5 of the last 5 years WITH a Superbowl trophy. Now tell us Dante, how many teams have done better in that time?? Only New England and Pitssburgh begin to compare.

    All teams have areas where they need to improve. ALL teams. We need to improve the middle of our defense. We have nearly 20 of our own free agents to make a decision on, and nearly half of them have been key players. We also have Nelson and Cobb both free agents after this next year. Thgis league is ruled by the cap. tough decisions must be made. I’d like to see us add a starter quality veteran safety and then still draft a safety to develop fairly early in this draft. Mosley would be a perfect 1st round pick, teamed with Hawk a major improvement. I like Brad Jones, but as a situational player, not a starter. He’s good in pass coverage and poor against the run. Mosley would excel at both. Lattimore and Barrington for depth. I believe we need to keep either Raji or Pickett. Our young guys (D. Jones, Worthy, Boyd) must take a step this year. Daniels is a beast, but a situational player. Jolly should be resigned if healthy. If Nix were available at 21 it would be a tough choice between he or Mosley. Both fill need and would provide great value. That being said, both could easily be gone by the time we pick.

  2. Lionel says

    You’re clueless Dante. The Packers have been in the playoffs 6 of the last 8 years. 5 of the last 5 years WITH a Superbowl trophy. Now tell us Dante, how many teams have done better in that time?? Only New England and Pitssburgh begin to compare.
    All teams have areas where they need to improve. ALL teams. We need to improve the middle of our defense. We have nearly 20 of our own free agents to make a decision on, and nearly half of them have been key players. We also have Nelson and Cobb both free agents after this next year. Thgis league is ruled by the cap. tough decisions must be made. I’d like to see us add a starter quality veteran safety and then still draft a safety to develop fairly early in this draft. Mosley would be a perfect 1st round pick, teamed with Hawk a major improvement. I like Brad Jones, but as a situational player, not a starter. He’s good in pass coverage and poor against the run. Mosley would excel at both. Lattimore and Barrington for depth. I believe we need to keep either Raji or Pickett. Our young guys (D. Jones, Worthy, Boyd) must take a step this year. Daniels is a beast, but a situational player. Jolly should be resigned if healthy. If Nix were available at 21 it would be a tough choice between he or Mosley. Both fill need and would provide great value. That being said, both could easily be gone by the time we pick.

  3. Al Dante says

    My two cents. First the Packers need a lot. Unlike a lot of naive Packer fans, the reality I see approaches what the coach of Seattle said last night; it took four years to build that team. He handpicked and choose the people who he envisioned could get the job done.
    Second. You cannot fix everything wrong with the Packers but defense is where you start. And you start by spending money Teddy boy on bone crushing, 6’2 safeties and corners and not those 5’10 guys your finding in the 5th sand 6th rounds. He keeps playing cheap ball and the Packer fans will miss the playoffs for a lot of years.

  4. beavwarius p says

    mosely is the pick the packers need or another immediate playmaker on the d-line. raji is probably gone, picket is old and jolly and neal have serious injury concerns. worthy has yet to return .

  5. Matt says

    Andrew Quarless is a Free Agent. So… Amaro if available could be the pick. Quarless did have a good season, which makes me think the Giants will try and nab him.

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