It's still pretty early, and I'll probably flip-flop between now and then, but I think this is my ideal Packer draft....for now. (Using CBS prospect rankings)
First round: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
I'm intrigued by this guy as a replacement for Raji. I think Hageman will probably be in the top 10 by the time we get to draft day, but we can project him here now. I don't think Hageman is a traditional nose tackle, but he can play the position, and he's strong enough to man it, and fast enough to get to the quarterback. Place him at the nose, Daniels and Jones at the ends, and I love it.
Second round: Christian Jones, LB, Florida State
If the Packers are using Brad Jones at one inside linebacker position, I want the Packers to add a more agile guy alongside him. Someone who can get to the quarterback on exotic Dom Caper blitzes. Jones was used as more of a outside backer and defensive end, but he can be used as a linebacker who can blitz from the middle, and I think he’s perfect for that. Great footwork, solid in coverage as well.
Third round: Dion Bailey, S, Southern California
I’m curious to see what we do with the safety position. Dreaming a bit, but I want the Packers to go acquire Jarius Byrd from free agency. Restructure some of the Rodgers money, let Hawk and some other guys walk, and add Byrd. Still, seems unrealistic, so our third round pick goes to Dion Bailey. Not the biggest safety, but he’s versatile, reliable, and a had 11 interceptions at USC. I think the upgrade to Bailey from M.D. Jennings would be a nice one.
Fourth Round: Marcel Jensen, TE, Fresno State
(Oddly enough, no video of him actually playing)
The Packers need a tight end. Andrew Quarless showed something post-Finley injury, but I think he’s a good number two guy. Marcel Jensen might be the potential number one. A good blocking tight end, who can also catch some passes. Not as much in the receiving department because of the spread offense Fresno State runs, but an extra blocker who could be a good receiver is something that Green Bay could look to develop on.
Fifth Round: Devon Kennard, OLB, USC
Nick Perry took a step forward in 2013, and we have Clay Matthews, but we really need depth on the outside. Kennard seems to have the size and speed that Ted Thompson would look for from his outside linebackers. He got hurt in 2012, but other than that, seemed to find playing time in 13, 12, 12, and 13 games last season, leading the team in sacks with eight. The Packers could take a chance on him, hopping he develops into a decent backup.
Sixth Round: Dieon Belue, CB, Alabama
After Williams, Shields, and Hayward, the Packers could use some depth behind them at corner. Belue would be a good fit. He has the size at corner, and he’s pretty strong on run support. Along with ample run support, Belue isn’t too bad at defending receivers, and I think he wouldn’t be a bad fourth corner.
Seventh Round: Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan
We just need to keep adding to the offensive line. I think we have something developing with DB and once Bulaga comes back, but it's never bad to have good backup offensive lineman.