3 Players The Green Bay Packers Are Likely To Draft In The 1st Round Are...

The Green Bay Packers were only a few minutes away from reaching the Super Bowl this past season, and will be looking to upgrade their roster through the draft to ensure they get over that hump and get to the Super Bowl in 2016. Here are the players they’re targeting to help make that happen:

1) CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

Johnson possesses natural ball skills and is excellent in both man and zone coverage. He still needs to improve in stopping the run, but he’s extremely tough and is a big hitter. Johnson would give the Packers the cover corner they need and drastically improve the back end of an inconsistent defense.

2) DT Eddie Goldman, Florida State

The 6’3″, 320-pounder has anchored the Seminoles’ defensive line for the past few seasons, forcing double teams and stopping the run. Goldman may the biggest upside of any lineman in the draft as he has the size, strength, and quickness to be disruptive in all phases of the game, but there are questions surrounding his consistency and work ethic. If Green Bay thinks they can manage his shortcomings and get the most out of him, Goldman could be the steal of the draft.

3) TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota

Even with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb serving as premier outside threats, they need to give Aaron Rodgers a big weapon he can use over the middle of the field. Richard Rodgers has potential, but Andrew Quarless has been inconsistent. Williams is the best tight end in the draft, and the Packers may take him in the first round to boost an already lethal offense.

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