2014 NFL Draft: 7-Round Green Bay Packers Mock Draft

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Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) during the game against the UCLA Bruins in the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Fifth Round

No. 176 overall: Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
The Packers have three quarterbacks on the roster with Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien, but developing a young backup wouldn’t be the worst idea.

Thomas is big and strong at a shade taller than 6-foot-6 and 248 pounds and he ran a 4.61 40-yard dash at his pro day after clocking a 4.63 at the combine, fastest among the quarterbacks who ran there. He was 26-14 as a starter at Virginia Tech, but will need time to develop accuracy as a passer.

He completed only 56.6 percent of his throws as a senior, with 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and he finished his career with 39 picks and 14 fumbles.

As a passer, there are three areas that need work—footwork, timing and touch. But he has a nice, compact delivery not often seen in a long-armed passer and he’s got a rocket for an arm. Given time (and playing behind Rodgers allows that), he could be an intriguing project.