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Potential Late Round Picks and Undrafted Free Agent Targets for the Packers

Green Bay Packer Late Round Picks

While the first round of the NFL draft gets most of the hype and attention, and the second day picks are highly sought after, late round picks and undrafted free agents can play a huge role in a team’s success.

The Packers in particular are known for getting great value out of their late round picks and undrafted players. Sam Shields went undrafted out of Miami and is now one of the better young cornerbacks in the league, Frank Zombo was a key contributor during the Packers Super Bowl run, and most recently, Jarrett Boykin has emerged as a solid number three receiver for the Packers.

Even with 4 premium picks in the upcoming draft, and a fairly deep roster, I would still expect some late round picks and undrafted free agents to make an impact on the Packers’ roster this season.

Here are 8 late round prospects to keep an eye on as the draft approaches.

Jerry “Boo Boo” Gates – Bowling Green, S, 5’11”, 203

A 3 year starter, Gates has 7 career interceptions to go along with 5 forced fumbles. He is also a dangerous return man, and has returned both punts and kickoffs for touchdowns.

Gates should probably be getting more attention than he leading up to the draft and currently projects as a 7th round pick, or a priority free agent, but with his play making ability on defense and special teams prowess, I think Gates has an excellent chance to make an impact on an NFL roster.

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Green Bay Packers Seven-Round Mock Draft

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The NFL Draft should be fast approaching, but unfortunately we have to wait until May so that the NFL can dominate the news every month of the season. The wait is torturing me, so I decided to put together a seven round mock draft for the Packers.

Round 1 (21)- C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama

The Packers had great success with Eddie Lacy from Alabama last season and will be looking to do the same here with Mosley. A similarity between the two is that Lacy fell to Green Bay because of durability concerns, and Mosley might fall due to the similar concerns. Mosley is a three-down inside linebacker and would be a great compliment to A.J. Hawk because of his fantastic coverage skills. Finally, the Packers would have somebody to cover the middle of the field. He is equally good against the run with great instincts and sideline to sideline speed. His high football IQ is needed on a defense that often times seems confused.

Other options: Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, Ryan Shazier, Odell Beckham Jr., Calvin Pryor

Round 2 (53)- Terrence Brooks S Florida St.

It’s no secret that safety is a huge need for the Packers and they still have done nothing to address it. Brooks ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, which is not quite as fast as Nick Collins, but not too far behind. The Packers have missed Collins’ speed greatly, as they have not had guys with the athletic ability at safety to make up for mistakes and make plays on the ball. Brooks has great coverage ability and was a former cornerback. He will be able to play as a single-high free safety and cover guys in the slot. Despite being a little short, Brooks is more physical than he is given credit for.

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NFL Draft Talk: No Huddle Radio with Ourlad’s Dan Shonka

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Your No Huddle Radio hosts are back to preview the NFL Draft coming up in May.

They bring in one of the most knowledgeable draft experts on the planet, former college coach and pro scout Dan Shonka of the Ourlad’s NFL Scouting Services.

We pepper Dan with questions to get you his insider perspective and look at potential candidates for the Packers. Not to be missed!

Listen using the player below or download the podcast from the Packers Talk Radio Network on Itunes.

 

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From The Benches: KUUUHHHHNNNNN!!!!

From the Benches Packers Podcast

The Boys are back and better than ever. The show begins with a recap of the John Kuhn re-signing, and the guys give their opinions on the role of the running back situation going forward. Following that the boys go behind the bench and discuss Ross’s story on Packerstalk.com discussing the new defense and how that may affect the outside linebacker position going into the draft. Conveniently the guys continue their draft series discussing outside linebackers that could fit the Packers system both early and late in the draft before Ryan discusses pro days in the signature segment of “You’re gonna want to cut that.” The show ends with final four predictions and a moment of silence for Ted Mosby’s deceased wife, Tracy McConnell.

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It is Never Too Early For the Packers To Plan for Life After Rodgers

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Who will be Aaron Rodgers’ successor?

Seems like an odd question to ask at this point to ask during his career, doesn’t it?

With Rodgers in the midst of a Hall of Fame career, and having just turned 30 years old in December, why would anyone want to project when the time is right to think about his heir apparent?

This is question which was posed to the audience of Green and Gold Today last week, and one which was rightfully met with some resistance by the listeners of the show. Thinking about the end of this era of unparalleled quarterback play while it is still going on is scary to some, and unknown to everyone.

Yet the time to think about life after Rodgers is sooner than most want to admit.

In fact, we should already be considering it.

The 2013 season was a trying one for the green and gold faithful. Watching their all world quarterback suffer a broken collar bone was painful. Even more painful than the quarterback’s broken clavicle was the struggles at the quarterback position the Packers endured before Matt Flynn was able to stabilize it before Rodgers was able to return.

The Packers were fortunate that Rodgers was able to return from this injury. All indications are that he is fully recovered and ready to lead the team in 2014 in what will hopefully result in a Super Bowl victory.

But for one minute, let’s speculate worst case scenario about this injury.

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Cheesehead Radio: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes with Packer Sean Richardson

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The Cheesehead Radio team comes together during this long offseason to recap everything going on with the Green Bay Packers, and welcome back special guest and Packer safety Sean Richardson for some great Packer conversation.

CHR is the flagship for the Packers Talk Radio Network, serving up enough weekly podcasts to satisfy the most fervent of Packer fans. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and subscribe over at iTunes.

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From The Benches: A Roaring Start to the Offseason

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Ross and Ryan are joined by C.D. Angeli in Jacob’s absence.  The guys discuss the re-signings of Sam Shields and Mike Neal before moving on to free agent tight ends.  They have a laugh at the Bears and then make their pick for a favorite free agent target in this week’s Behind the Benches.  The Draft Series continues with talk of how the offensive line positions will fit into the Packer’s draft plans.  The guys answer questions from Twitter followers before Ross closes with this week’s installment of You’re Gonna Want to Cut That.

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