Green Bay Packers Must Land One Of These 5 Guys In The First Round Of 2016 NFL Draft

By Jacob Camenker

The Green Bay Packers are entering a crucial draft that will help to determine if they can back to the Super Bowl in the near future. The team is on the verge of being a true competitor, but they will have to keep up with the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers. With that in mind, here is a look at five impact players the Packers should look to take in the first round if given the opportunity.

Green Bay Packers Must Land One Of These 5 Guys In The First Round Of 2016 NFL Draft
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5. LB Darron Lee

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The odds are slim that Lee will be available with the Packers' pick, but if he was somehow on the board the team would almost certainly select him. They need help at middle linebacker position and Lee’s athleticism would give the team a lot of options, especially with Clay Matthews coming off the edge.

5. LB Darron Lee

The odds are slim that Lee will be available with the Packers' pick, but if he was somehow on the board the team would almost certainly select him. They need help at middle linebacker position and Lee’s athleticism would give the team a lot of options, especially with Clay Matthews coming off the edge.

4. DE Emmanuel Ogbah

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Ogbah has been sliding in mock drafts as of late, but he is one of the more talented pass rushers in this class. If Ogbah falls to the Packers’ pick, the team should definitely select him. He could serve as an above average backup during his rookie year before taking over for Julius Peppers in the near future.

4. DE Emmanuel Ogbah

Ogbah has been sliding in mock drafts as of late, but he is one of the more talented pass rushers in this class. If Ogbah falls to the Packers’ pick, the team should definitely select him. He could serve as an above average backup during his rookie year before taking over for Julius Peppers in the near future.

3. WR Laquon Treadwell

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Another falling prospect, Treadwell will be a great jump ball receiver at the next level. However, teams have concerns with his ability to separate from defensive backs and as a result, prospects like Will Fuller, Corey Coleman and Josh Doctson are overtaking him. Treadwell would give Rodgers another great weapon and could rejuvenate the team’s offense which was decimated by injuries last season.

3. WR Laquon Treadwell

Another falling prospect, Treadwell will be a great jump ball receiver at the next level. However, teams have concerns with his ability to separate from defensive backs and as a result, prospects like Will Fuller, Corey Coleman and Josh Doctson are overtaking him. Treadwell would give Rodgers another great weapon and could rejuvenate the team’s offense which was decimated by injuries last season.

2. DE Kevin Dodd

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The Packers could definitely use another body at the pass rusher position in their defense, and there is a strong chance that Dodd will be on the board. Dodd flashed some serious pass rush ability last season at Clemson, and he could end up being a future starter for the Packers who would have a major impact as a situational rusher early in his career.

2. DE Kevin Dodd

The Packers could definitely use another body at the pass rusher position in their defense, and there is a strong chance that Dodd will be on the board. Dodd flashed some serious pass rush ability last season at Clemson, and he could end up being a future starter for the Packers who would have a major impact as a situational rusher early in his career.

1. OT Taylor Decker

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The Packers suffered last season after a rash of injuries to their offensive line, so if Decker is available they should definitely take him. Decker can play either tackle position and possibly guard, and he would be an excellent super-sub on the O-line.

1. OT Taylor Decker

The Packers suffered last season after a rash of injuries to their offensive line, so if Decker is available they should definitely take him. Decker can play either tackle position and possibly guard, and he would be an excellent super-sub on the O-line.

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