Is it a done deal that the Green Bay Packers pick a safety at 21 in the NFL Draft?

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untitledIn this episode of the “Red Light Sports Ramble”; presented by the Red Light Sports Network, Evan and Troy start their weekly Green Bay Packer NFL Draft preview.  It is fitting that the first episode concentrates on the secondary.

The Green Bay Packers safety play was “horrific” last year, not recording one interception from that position in 2013.  The NFL Draft has a number of quality safeties that could help this unit.  With the recent signing of Sam Shields; would the Green Bay Packers select a cornerback in this years NFL Draft?  It is quite possible depending on who falls to the pick at number 21.

Before you look at what the Green Bay Packers do in the NFL Draft, it is important to evaluate what is currently on the roster.  The cornerback unit could be very solid. However, there are some question marks once you get past the starters.  There is also some speculation that the Green Bay Packers may try to move Micah Hyde to safety.  What the Packers do in the NFL Draft could answer that question.  If the Packers select a safety, it is most likely that Hyde will continue to develop as a cornerback.  Much will depend on who is available when the Packers pick.  Ted Thompson has always been a GM that will pick the best player available on the board.  Once Hasean Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor come off the board; it may be a reach to take any other safety with the 21st pick.

Depending on what mock NFL Draft you look at; either one of those two safeties could be available at 21.  Should they both be off the board; Ted Thompson could go in a number of different ways.  Something that doesn’t seem out of the question would be to trade down and accumulate more picks.  There are a number of safeties that are projected in round 2 that would be appealing to Green Bay.  Deone Bucannon from Washington State is an intriguing prospect at 6-1 and 211 pounds. They could also trade down and select Jimmie Ward from Northern Illinois, listed at 5-11 193.

The NFL Draft will once again be an event that no matter how much thought goes into it, we don’t know what goes on in the War Room.  Listen to the full episode of the “Red Light Sports Ramble”.

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