Andrew's Green Bay Packer Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4)

Round 1
Shea McClellin, OLB Boise St. (6'3" 260)

McClellin's been rising quickly up draft boards the last week or 2 and is now being mocked to Green Bay in lot of scenarios, mine being one of them. The Packers obviously need to improve their pass rush as I outlined in my Packer Draft Preview last week, and McClellin will most likely be available at pick 28 and will look nice opposite Clay Matthews. McClellin lacks the elite athleticism that some of the other pass rushers in this draft have and will need some work transitioning from DE to OLB in the NFL, but he's an extremely hard worker and has an insane motor, two qualities Packer fans love in Matthews. He's also a down home, small town kind of guy from Idaho and has a Green Bay kind of personality.

Other Possibilities:
Peter Konz, C Wisconsin
Devon Still, DT Penn St.
Harrison Smith, SS Notre Dame

Round 2
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (5'8" 194)

Yep, you read that right. I think the explosive, heisman-trophy candidate from Oregon will be donning the green and gold next season. Ryan Grant will not be returning, which leaves the Packers with injury-prone James Starks and last year's third round pick Alex Green, who missed his entire rookie season with an injury. Running back will be a position GM Ted Thompson will have to address, and unless he continues his free agent "binge" he'll have to do so in the draft. James would add a whole new threat to the Packers offense as an explosive runner and good pass catcher out of the backfield. Just think what Darren Sproles did for New Orleans when he arrived.

Other Possibilities:
Kendall Reyes, DE Connecticut
Ronnell Lewis, OLB Oklahoma
Trumaine Johnson, CB/S Montana

Round 3
Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia (5'10" 183)

Minnifield is the son of a coach and a very smart, versatile cornerback, something the Packers value. He is good in man but better in zone coverage, has decent ball skills, and is a solid tackler. He also returned some punts for UVA.

Other Possibilities:
Dwayne Allen, TE Clemson
Ben Jones, C Georgia
Brock Osweiler, QB Arizona St.

Round 4
Michael Brewster, C, Ohio St. (6'4" 310)

Brewster was a four-year starter at a big time program and was an All Big 10 performer multiple times. He had a down season as a senior, which is why he'll probably fall to around this spot, but he's smart, durable, an pretty athletic on top of his experience. The Packers will need a long-term replacement at center because this is most likely Jeff Saturday's last season.

Other Possibilities:
Markelle Martin, S Oklahoma St.
Nick Foles, QB Arizona
Antonio Allen, S South Carolina

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