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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players Green Bay Packers Should Target with 21st Pick

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players Green Bay Packers Should Target with 21st Pick

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The Green Bay Packers had an up and down free agency period. They made a huge signing in DE Julius Peppers, but they lost WR James Jones and will likely lose TE Jermichael Finley as well. Green Bay now looks ahead to the NFL Draft. The Packers will have the 21st pick and they have a lot of directions they can go. Here are five players they should be targeting with that pick.

5. Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier
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5. Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier
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Green Bay could look to upgrade their defense by taking LB Ryan Shazier of Ohio State. Shazier would be a nice addition to the defense, and he should be available when the Packers select at No. 21.

4. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
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4. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
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Safety is a position of need for Green Bay, and one player they could take is Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Clinton-Dix would help both the pass and run defense for the Packers.

3. Calvin Pryor

Calvin Pryor
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3. Calvin Pryor

Calvin Pryor
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The other safety who could be available for Green Bay is Calvin Pryor. Pryor is a little better in pass coverage than Clinton-Dix, so that could make him a better option in the mind of the Packers

2. Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron
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2. Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron
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If Jermichael Finley does not return to the Packers, they will have a void at the TE position. Many scouts believe Eric Ebron is the best TE in this year’s draft. If they draft him, he would be another weapon at the disposal of Aaron Rodgers.

1. Jace Amaro

Jace Amaro
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1. Jace Amaro

Jace Amaro
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While many believe Ebron is the best TE in the draft, I tend to disagree. I think the best TE is Jace Amaro out of Texas Tech. He is a pass catching machine and would be a great red zone target for Aaron Rodgers.