2013 NFL Mock Draft (3 Rounds): Green Bay Packers Mock Draft
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Three months away from the 2013 NFL Draft, all but two teams have shifted their focus to the offseason and draft.
Many sites including ours will attempt to project how the draft will play out and Kevin Hanson has updated his three-round mock draft this weekend. As we get closer to the draft, the plan is to project all seven rounds.
Some of you are fans of the NFL draft and take a big-picture view while others only really care how things will shake out for your particular team. Either way, we got you covered as we will start publishing 32 team posts to go along with our full mock draft for you to be able to follow it whatever way you deem appropriate.
In Hanson's updated 2013 mock draft, here are the Green Bay Packers picks:
Pick 26. Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
As noted earlier, no quarterback has been sacked more than Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers over the past three seasons. Considering how valuable Rodgers is to the Packers, protecting their franchise quarterback better should be high on the list of priorities.
While Jones is only one man, he has played multiple positions for Alabama and can help the Packers anywhere necessary. A highly intelligent and versatile player, Jones won the Outland Trophy last year at left tackle, had started at guard and this year starts at center.
Pick 57. Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina
The Packers have used a number of different runners as their lead back this season: Cedric Benson, Alex Green, James Starks, Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris.
Bernard is arguably the top running back prospect in this year's draft class and the Packers and he may finally be able to give the Packers the running game they tried to establish throughout the 2012 season.
Pick 90. Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
Another Gators tight end from my home state (CT) leaving school after his junior season, Reed was a first team All-SEC selection and led the team in receiving with 45 receptions for 559 yards and three touchdowns.
Reed needs to improve his blocking (then again, how many tight ends don't these days?), but he has the ability to create mismatches in the receiving game.
Initially it was expected to be a lock that Jermichael Finley and the Packers would part ways, but now the thought is he will be back. Either way, his contract is up after the 2013 season.
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