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.
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.
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.