2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects The Green Bay Packers Must Target

5 Day 2 Prospects the Green Bay Packers Must Target

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Ted Thompson and co. have some big decisions to make in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Green Bay Packers have needs across the defense, and they must make some upgrades on offense too. The Packers need to protect Aaron Rodgers, and they need to add some depth at the skill positions as well. Let's check out five Day 2 prospects the Packers should target in May's draft.

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5. Aaron Lynch

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5. Aaron Lynch

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Perhaps the biggest boom-or-bust player in this draft, Aaron Lynch has the potential to be something special in the NFL. Since transferring to USF from Notre Dame, Lynch has never had the season where he showcased his talents. Many scouts view Lynch as a dangerous pick, but he could turn out to be an excellent player in Green Bay. In Round 4, Lynch could be a good value pick.

4. Shayne Skov

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4. Shayne Skov

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Shayne Skov had an interesting college career for Stanford. He suffered a few ACL injuries, but he was productive for each season that he was healthy for. The Packers have a need for a middle linebacker next to A.J. Hawk, and Skov could come in and be that guy. His injury history will scare some teams away, but the risk could pay off for Green Bay.

3. Stephon Tuitt

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3. Stephon Tuitt

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Stephon Tuitt is an intriguing player who is perfect for the 3-4 defense. Tuitt is more of a nose tackle, but he could very well play defensive end too. B.J. Raji was re-signed by the Packers, but his future looks bleak in Green Bay. Tuitt is a tweener, but he has the makings to become a good player in the NFL.

2. Jonathan Dowling

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2. Jonathan Dowling

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Jonathan Dowling has been flying under-the-radar in the pre-draft process. He may be a bit thin, but he plays with a ton of range in the defensive backfield. Calvin Pryor and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are the elite free safety products in this year's class, but Dowling isn't far behind him. Scouts will be concerned with where he played college football, but this prospect has been extremely impressive in the past few months.

1. Travis Swanson

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1. Travis Swanson

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With the departure of Evan Dietrich-Smith in free agency, the Packers have a hole at the center position. Centers are undervalued when it comes to the NFL Draft, but the relationship between a quarterback and a center is important in the NFL. Travis Swanson is the best center in this year's draft, and he would be a good player for the Packers. Swanson could be a day-one starter for Green Bay.

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