As the draft gets closer, the talk is that the Packers could be going heavy offensive and defensive line. The first two days are filled with picks of prospects with familiar names. However, day three is what separates the great teams from the good teams. This is the day a team really builds their roster and their depth. The Packers are notorious for finding prospects in the late rounds especially along the offensive line. This is just as an important year as any with contracts coming up, and the depth needs to improve overall along both fronts. Another thing to keep in mind is the value in these picks. If the players below are drafted in their corresponding rounds, they are great value picks.
Also, the Packers may look to improve at offensive tackle earlier in the draft. As you can see a lot of the day three players may fit along the interior of the offensive line. If they draft an offensive tackle late day three he will be a project that may take a few years and be a swing tackle for depth. There are some great value picks in rounds four or five if they wait on a defensive tackle. After they get their pairing for Kenny Clark, they could easily go back to drafting rotational EDGE players. Regardless, I think the Packers look to take at least three players in the trenches on day three. Let’s get familiar with some of the names that may come up next week during day three of the NFL Draft.
Solomon Kindley – Georgia, G
Michael Onwenu – Michigan, G
Leki Fotu – Utah, DT
McTelvin Agim – Arkansas, DT
Jason Strowbridge – North Carolina, DT
Khalil Davis – Nebraska, DT