Green Bay Packers Draft Preview; 2016 Schedule Released
With the 2016 NFL Draft set to begin on April 28th, let’s take a look at this year’s Green Bay Packers Draft Preview and schedule.
Green Bay Packers Draft Preview
The Green Bay Packers have never drafted a pass-catcher in the first round of a draft. With the 27th overall pick this year, maybe things will go a bit differently.
With an anemic ranking of 25th in total offense last season, the Packers are very much in need of an offensive target for Aaron Rodgers. Jordy Nelson will be returning from his season-ending ACL injury last year, which should help somewhat on the deeper side of things, but they desperately need another viable option for Rodgers. Whether it’s a TE or a WR, the Packers will make it a priority this year to fill that void.
Secondarily, on the defensive side of the ball, Clay Matthews continues to be shot out of a cannon on every down. He is only one man and they need someone else to even that out. The Packers thought they had that in AJ Hawk years ago, but not he or anyone else has been able to lighten the burden for Matthews.
Look for the Pack to also peek around at the inside or outside linebacker spot as a possibility.
Packers’ Top Prospects
TE – Nick Vannett (Ohio State), Hunter Henry (Arkansas), Austin Hooper (Stanford)
ILB – Reggie Ragland (Alabama), Scooby Wright III (Arizona), Dominique Alexander (Oklahoma)
Green Bay Packers’ Schedule
Week 1: Sept. 11, at Jacksonville Jaguars, 12:00
Week 2: Sept. 18, at Minnesota Vikings, 7:30
Week 3: Sept. 25, Detroit Lions, 12:00
Week 4: BYE
Week 5: Oct. 9, New York Giants*, 7:30
Week 7: Oct. 20, Chicago Bears (Thu), 7:25
Week 8: Oct. 30, at Atlanta Falcons, 12:00
Week 9: Nov. 6, Indianapolis Colts, 3:25
Week 10: Nov. 13, at Tennessee Titans, 12:00
Week 11: Nov. 20, at Washington Redskins*, 7:30
Week 12: Nov. 28, at Philadelphia Eagles (Mon), 7:30
Week 13: Dec. 4, Houston Texans, 12:00
Week 14: Dec. 11, Seattle Seahawks, 3:25
Week 15: Dec. 18, at Chicago Bears, 12:00
Week 16: Dec. 24, Minnesota Vikings (Sat), 12:00
Week 17: Jan. 1, at Detroit Lions, 12:00
(Green Bay Packers Draft Preview)