Now that Day 1 of the NFL Draft is in the books and the Green Bay Packers have addressed the safety position with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round, there is no shortage of directions the team can go on Day 2.
The Packers may have lost out on Ryan Shazier and C.J. Mosley, but inside linebacker is still in need of an infusion of talent.
And keeping Aaron Rodgers well-stocked with plenty of receiving weapons will always be a priority in Green Bay.
Here's the prediction on the three newest members of the Green Bay Packers:
2.53 LB CARL BRADFORD, ARIZONA STATE
While he was primarily an outside linebacker at Arizona State, Bradford would play on the inside on occasional passing downs. At just 6' 1" and 250 lbs., he doesn't have ideal height to play on the line of scrimmage but Bradford does have the size needed to be effective as an inside linebacker. Making a full-time conversion to the second level of the defense won't come immediately, but Bradford has the raw talent to become a starter on the Packers defense to go along with a high ceiling. He also has the experience to rush from the edge in much the same way the Packers would do with Desmond Bishop.
3.85 WR KEVIN NORWOOD, ALABAMA
Hoping that Jarvis Landry will fall to the end of the third round would be nice, but the Packers can still get the next best thing. With Norwood, they'll still be getting a possession type of receiver but one with even better speed. Norwood has the experience and smarts to be effective on timing routes, including the back-shoulder passes that the Packers love. As such, the potential is there to become a security blanket for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
3.98 TE C.J. FIEDOROWICZ, IOWA
Now that the Packers have Eddie Lacy and a talented stable of running backs, the need for a tight end that can block is heightened in Green Bay and by getting Fiedorowicz, the Packers would be getting one of the best in this year's draft class. But that's not to say the Iowa product can't be a weapon as a receiver. Having Aaron Rodgers throwing him the football will make Fiedorowicz and even better weapon than he was at the college level.
Photo: Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford by Brian Carriveau.
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