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Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft: Green Bay Packers on the clock

After another early playoff exit for a team striving for a Super Bowl, who will they take here to help bring back the Lombardi Trophy back to Titletown?

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The latest edition of the Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft is here. Be sure to keep up with all of the picks in a out stream page.

Next up are the Green Bay Packers. After another early playoff exit for a team striving for a Super Bowl, who will they take here to help bring back the Lombardi Trophy back to Titletown?

Jason: Packers take Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois

While Louisville's Calvin Pryor and Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are widely regarded as the top safety prospects, Jimmie Ward could end up being the best one to come out of this class. He's physical and wraps-up ball-carriers well enough they he could be a solid strong safety, but he also has the field awareness and overall speed to get from sideline-to-sideline and play free safety.

That kind of versatility makes him an ideal fit for the Packers, who are lacking depth at both S spots, and the oft-injured Morgan Burnett can't be counted on to stay healthy. Ward can come in and start at either S spot and have a positive impact on this team as a rookie.

Anthony: Packers take Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Green Bay needs help on defense, period. The team could look at the plethora of defensive tackles still left on the board, a linebacker or safety. Still Casey Hayward is their only solid cover man on the outside and with the signings of players on the defensive line in free agency, they need to shore up the back end.

Fuller has good size and length for the position. He still has some of the finer points of the position to work on, but he should be a solid NFL player and will help the Packers out immediately.

Mickey: Packers take Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois

The Packers would welcome a good safety to anchor the back of their defense to match many other teams in the NFL. Ward is a fast, fluid safety that is very comfortable in man to man coverage. He will not back down from larger opponents and plays bigger than his 6 foot frame. Played very well in the Senior Bowl to show he can compete against quality opponents.





1 - Texans Jadeveon Clowney Johnny "Football" Manziel Jadeveon Clowney
2 - Rams Greg Robinson FALCONS TRADE: Jadeveon Clowney Greg Robinson
3 - Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater Blake Bortles Khalil Mack
4 - Browns Blake Bortles Sammy Watkins Blake Bortles
5 - Raiders Khalil Mack Greg Robinson Johnny Manziel
6 - Falcons Jake Matthews RAMS TRADE: Mike Evans Jake Matthews
7 - Buccaneers Sammy Watkins Jake Matthews Sammy Watkins
8 - Vikings JETS TRADE: Mike Evans Khalil Mack Teddy Bridgewater
9 - Bills Eric Ebron Eric Ebron Eric Ebron
10 - Lions Justin Gilbert Justin Gilbert Justin Gilbert
11 - Titans Anthony Barr Aaron Donald Antony Barr
12 - Giants Aaron Donald Anthony Barr Aaron Donald
13 - Rams Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Taylor Lewan Mike Evans
14 - Bears Taylor Lewan Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Timmy Jernigan
15 - Steelers Kyle Fuller Darqueze Dennard Darqueze Dennard
16 - Cowboys Johnny Manziel Odell Backham Ha Ha Clinton Dix
17 - Ravens Marqise Lee Marqise Lee Zach Martin
18. Jets VIKINGS TRADE: Derek Carr Calvin Pryor Kyle Fuller
19. Dolphins Zack Martin Zack Martin CJ Mosley
20. Cardinals CJ Mosley BROWNS TRADE: Teddy Bridgewater Taylor Lewan
21. Packers Jimmie Ward Kyle Fuller Jimmie Ward