The Green Bay Packers Initial 2014 Round-by-Round Draft Big Board

Bob FoxContributor IJanuary 27, 2014

The Green Bay Packers Initial 2014 Round-by-Round Draft Big Board

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    The 2014 NFL draft will take place in early May. And even though the draft is still over three months away, there is plenty of information regarding prospects for general managers, scouts and personnel people from NFL teams to pour over.

    There is game video from the 2013 season and postseason. Both the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl have been played.

    Yes, there is still the NFL Scouting Combine and the various pro days for the players to improve their draft stock, but there is enough information right now to develop a big board for prospects in each round.

    I'm going to list 10 players in each round whom the Green Bay Packers and general manager Ted Thompson should definitely have on their radar. The players will have the necessary skills and athletic ability to play in the schemes run by the offense and defense of the Packers.

    A number of the later-round selections will also be players who can contribute on special teams right away.

    I also believe that Thompson will be aggressive in this draft and trade up to get players whom he covets. Thompson did that in 2009 when he traded up to get Clay Matthews and in 2012 when he traded up to get Casey Hayward.

    Thompson will need to do that again, especially in the second round, when there will be a lot of talent available near the top of the round.

Round 1 Big Board

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    Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)
    Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)

    Safety Calvin Pryor (Louisville)

    Defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman (Minnesota)

    Defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame)

    Nose tackle Louis Nix III (Notre Dame)

    Linebacker C.J. Mosley (Alabama)

    Outside linebacker Dee Ford (Auburn)

    Tight end Eric Ebron (North Carolina)

    Tight end Jace Amaro (Texas Tech)

    Wide receiver Mike Evans (Texas A&M)

Round 2 Big Board

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    Outside linebacker Trent Murphy (Stanford)
    Outside linebacker Trent Murphy (Stanford)Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

    Safety Deone Bucannon (Washington State)

    Safety Dion Bailey (USC)

    Cornerback Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)

    Inside linebacker Shayne Skov (Stanford)

    Inside linebacker Christian Jones (Florida State)

    Outside linebacker Trent Murphy (Stanford)

    Outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy (BYU)

    Nose tackle DaQuan Jones (Penn State)

    Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Washington)

    Wide receiver Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt)


Round 3 Big Board

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    Inside linebacker Chris Borland (Wisconsin)
    Inside linebacker Chris Borland (Wisconsin)Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

    Safety Ed Reynolds (Stanford)

    Safety Craig Loston (LSU)

    Safety Jimmy Ward (Northern Illinois)

    Safety Tre Boston (North Carolina)

    Inside linebacker Chris Borland (Wisconsin)

    Outside linebacker Michael Sam (Missouri)

    Defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles (South Carolina)

    Defensive end Taylor Hart (Oregon)

    Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (Iowa)

    Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis (Wisconsin)



Round 4 Big Board

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    Tight end Jacob Pedersen (Wisconsin)
    Tight end Jacob Pedersen (Wisconsin)Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sport

    Safety Ahmad Dixon (Baylor)

    Safety Ty Zimmerman (Kansas State)

    Safety Vinnie Sunseri (Alabama)

    Cornerback/safety Antone Exum (Virginia Tech)

    Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (UCLA)

    Inside linebacker Max Bullough (Michigan State)

    Defensive lineman Daniel McCullers (Tennessee)

    Offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (Stanford)

    Tight end Jacob Pedersen (Wisconsin)

    Wide receiver Donte Moncrief (Ole Miss)

Round 5 Big Board

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    Defensive end Deandre Coleman (Cal)
    Defensive end Deandre Coleman (Cal)Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

    Safety Hakeem Smith (Louisville)

    Safety Kenny Ladler (Vanderbilt)

    Cornerback Andre Hal (Vanderbilt)

    Linebacker James Morris (Iowa)

    Outside linebacker Prince Shembo (Notre Dame)

    Defensive end Deandre Coleman (Cal)

    Defensive end Brent Urban (Virginia)

    Offensive lineman Wesley Johnson (Vanderbilt)

    Center Tyler Larsen (Utah State)

    Running back James White (Wisconsin)


Round 6 Big Board

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    Offensive tackle Justin Britt (Missouri)
    Offensive tackle Justin Britt (Missouri)Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

    Safety Nickoe Whitley (Mississippi State)

    Cornerback Dontae Johnson (North Carolina State)

    Cornerback Bennett Jackson (Notre Dame)

    Inside linebacker Andrew Jackson (Western Kentucky)

    Outside linebacker James Gayle (Virginia Tech)

    Defensive lineman Ed Stinson (Alabama)

    Offensive tackle Justin Britt (Missouri)

    Guard Spencer Long (Nebraska)

    Tight end Colt Lyerla (Oregon)

    Wide receiver Cody Hoffman (BYU)

Round 7 Big Board

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    Nose tackle Beau Allen (Wisconsin)
    Nose tackle Beau Allen (Wisconsin)Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    Safety Dezmen Southward (Wisconsin)

    Cornerback Devan Drane (Cincinnati)

    Inside linebacker Andrew Wilson (Missouri)

    Outside linebacker Ryne Giddins (South Florida)

    Nose tackle Beau Allen (Wisconsin)

    Offensive lineman Daryl Williams (Oklahoma)

    Quarterback Brock Jensen (North Dakota State)

    Fullback Jay Prosch (Auburn)

    Wide receiver Shaq Evans (UCLA)

    Wide receiver/kick returner Jalen Saunders (Oklahoma)