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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 3 Prospects Who The Green Bay Packers Must Target

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 3 Prospects Green Bay Packers Must Target

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The 2014 NFL Draft is a good one and it is filled with a ton of depth. In the later rounds, the Green Bay Packers could fill a ton of holes by adding key players to fill needs. Here are five players who the Packers should target on Day 3.

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5. Michael Sam

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5. Michael Sam

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Michael Sam had a ton of college success at Missouri, but he is small and there are some concerns over his weight. Sam is projected to anywhere between round three and round five, and the Packers could draft him somewhere between there. He has good size for 3-4 outside linebacker, and Dom Capers could get the most out of this intriguing prospect.

4. Cody Hoffman

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4. Cody Hoffman

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Cody Hoffman never had a chance to shine in 2013 because of the inept play at the quarterback position. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, there are a ton of reasons to like Hoffman. He uses his body to box out defenders, and he has a big catch radius. He isn't the fastest runner, but he would be a great red zone target for Aaron Rodgers. The Packers should add another receiver, and Hoffman seems to be a good fit.

3. Gabe Ikard

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3. Gabe Ikard

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After losing Evan Dietrich-Smith to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency, the Packers have a need at the center position. Although he is not getting a ton of recognition, Gabe Ikard is a real talented center. He played in the Big 12, and Oklahoma had one of the best offensive lines in college football last season. If the Packers don't address the center position in the first three rounds, Ikard would be a good option later in the draft.

2. Preston Brown

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2. Preston Brown

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According to CBSSports.com, Louisville had the best defense in all of college football in 2013. They were also the No. 1 team against the run, and a big reason for that is because of Preston Brown. The Packers could use a starter next to A.J. Hawk, and Brown fits the bill. Brown is decent against the run, but he is real good at covering the slot receiver. Brown would be a nice fit in this defense as a rangy defender.

1. Aaron Colvin

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1. Aaron Colvin

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Unfortunately, Aaron Colvin tore his ACL in a practice for the Senior Bowl. Before that, Colvin was projected to go in the second round. Right now, Colvin is in the process of recovering from reconstructive knee surgery. In the late part of the draft, it is almost a guessing game. Colvin has a lot of talent, and could become a major playmaker. The Packers could really use Colvin.