Let's face it, Texans are early favourites to get the top pick. However, the Pack should be pretty high up there never the less. Also, don't forget we get compensatory picks from the league for loosing Whale and Rivera. I don't know about you, but I expect them to be pretty high picks. The Pack are about 20 million under the cap next year, so if anything, we should get to see TT employ his plan and actually have a cahnce to not be restrained by the cap, like this year. As too what we need:
RB: ****** is too injury prone, Green is old and gets winded quickly (not to mention the whole fumbling thing), and Fisher is 3rd down back for a reason. There are always good RB's in the bottom of the draft, but don't be surprised to see someone like Perry from Bengals being talked about as a guy the Pack go after via trade.
WR: we are set, but injuries will be causing players to return. DD is gold, but getting up there in age, Ferrgy is always banged up, Walker is returning from an injury, ditto for Murphy, and Chatman is an excellent 4th WR. Don't be surprised to see a FA pickup this offseason, but that is the extent to which TT should and hopefully will go.
TE: Martin and Lee have shown they are reliable. Regardless, Bubba is injured, and we need another blocking TE. Nothing more than a late 2nd day pick should be spent.
DE: Pack are in some trouble. KGB and Kampman, at this rate, will be done before the season is up. Playing in above 80% of your teams snaps are inexcusible, regardless of the reason. We need some good DE's who can rush and replace our starters. This is the most glaring position on our whole team, IMO. We should look at FA's who can help us, and also spend early first day pick on DE.
DT: Rotation is working, so why fix it if it ain't broke? We need another big Grady, and hopefully Washington steps into that role. Regardless, we should spend a Day 1 pick, I say 2nd or 3rd, on a DT that can step right in. But, don't be surprised to see us get a FA, or even resign Grady. Personally, I say we go after a FA who is good, but will come in cheap. Let Bates work his magic!
LB: We are good at this position. Poppinga and Manning are young, yet solid and continue to develop. Barnett is a fixture, and Diggs can hopefully get better next year and stay out of major injury trouble. If anything, a low radar FA might be the answer.
DB: At safety, we are set with Collins and Underwood. Roman has been solid, if nothing else. Maybe a late 2nd day pick at most.
CB: Al isn't getting younger, but he is still solid. Carroll is finally starting to look like a first round pick in the sense that he shows flashes of his abilty, but is still too inconsistent. Thomas is injured far too often. Hawkins is the wild card in all this. If he can step up, this is a decent unit, and regardless, should improve even more next year. Here is hoping Carroll shuts up and just focuses on getting better. At most, a FA pickup to solidify the spot is what I see.
K: Replace Longwell. The kid out of Arizona (Cardinals) is a good looking prospect, so why not take a chance on him? Either way, I like Ryan, but I think his days are numbered.
Coaches: TAKE OUT ROSSLEY!!!! Sherman won't be a gonner, he will get another chance. He has made too many mistakes, and its about time he step up and become a coach his record would suggest he is. AND FOR GOODNESS SAKES, BRING BACK THE GUY WHO WORKED WITH SANDERS THIS OFF-SEASON. I think he is someone who could help our eventual new kicker, and even Sander with his holding.
TT has a lot of work to do! But he is already scouting, and I trust TT. I trust MS... for now. Here is hoping #4 comes back, because lets face it, he IS and will be the main difference between a rebuilding Pack and a Playoff bound Pack. Rodgers is by no means ready yet.
Just my two cents.