With 12 picks in the draft and nine on day three, the Green Bay Packers have a chance to find a few diamonds in the dirt.
If draft picks were gold the Green Bay Packers would be filthy rich. With 12 picks overall they can hit every area they need to with NFL talent. However, not each pick will result in a superstar who will make an impact right away.
On the other hand, the Packers have a history of drafting well in late rounds. With nine picks in rounds four through seven they can continue that history this year.
Green Bay has a few options with their picks. One is they can trade some of them for another first or second round selection. Also, they can draft based on depth once they have hit all their major needs.
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Those needs have remained the same for some time now. A pass-rusher, cornerback, wide receiver and offensive line depth. They could also use another tight end despite signing Jimmy Graham. Each position could be met in rounds four through seven and there are players that may be available in those rounds that can step in as an instant impact player for the Packers.
Keep in mind, whoever they decide to select in the later rounds will depend on what they decide to do early on. Within the first three rounds, they are expected to take care of a pass-rusher, corner and possibly a wideout.
However, if they keep all their picks, expect a lot of depth at each position. If that happens then there are some players at each position of need the Packers could find late in the draft.