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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Last-Minute Green Bay Packers Rumors to Know About

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Last-Minute Green Bay Packers Rumors to Know About

C.J. Mosley
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The Green Bay Packers are aiming to re-emerge as a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2014. That isn't a far-fetched ambition with an elite quarterback like Aaron Rodgers under center. Acquiring quality players in this week's draft will be essential to any title run, though. Check out these last-minute draft rumors surrounding Green Bay.

5. Center Will Be Target on Day 2

Marcus Martin
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5. Center Will Be Target on Day 2

Marcus Martin
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Evan Dietrich-Smith, who started at center for Green Bay in 2013, is now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. JC Tretter, a fourth-round pick last April, is penciled down as the starter for now, but the Packers could seek an upgrade in the second or third round. USC's Marcus Martin headlines the possibilities at the position.

4. Quarterback Will Be Drafted Late

David Fales
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4. Quarterback Will Be Drafted Late

David Fales
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Aaron Rodgers is obviously set as the starting quarterback until his career concludes, but a backup could be nabbed late in the draft. Current backups Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien are both scheduled for free agency in 2015, so a rookie like San Jose State's David Fales could be groomed as Rodgers' insurance policy.

3. Austin Seferian-Jenkins Is Legitimate First-Round Option

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
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3. Austin Seferian-Jenkins Is Legitimate First-Round Option

Austin Seferian-Jenkins
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The loss of Jermichael Finley to a neck injury last season was a big blow to the Packers' passing game. Finley remains a free agent and likely won't return to Green Bay. With that in mind, don't rule out Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins as a legitimate first-round option for the Packers if the club's top targets are off the board. As a large, athletic pass catcher, he's exactly the type of tight end the Packers are missing.

2. Safety Will Be Pick at No. 21 Overall

Calvin Pryor
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2. Safety Will Be Pick at No. 21 Overall

Calvin Pryor
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The Packers, with an obvious need at safety, would love to swoop up Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Louisville's Calvin Pryor in the first round. But the consensus has been that both will be selected before the Packers' pick, and trading up for either isn't thought to be an option for GM Ted Thompson. Don't be so sure one of the two won't slide in the draft, though. One, if not both, could still easily be for the taking.

1. C.J. Mosley Will Be Pick at No. 21 Overall

C.J. Mosley, Alabama
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1. C.J. Mosley Will Be Pick at No. 21 Overall

C.J. Mosley, Alabama
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The Packers also undoubtedly believe they need an upgrade at inside linebacker. C.J. Mosley of Alabama would be that upgrade as an all-around prospect who might slip in the draft due to durability concerns. At this point, most believe Mosley still being available when the Packers are on the clock is a probable scenario. If so, he'll likely be the pick.