September 29, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Rashad Greene (80) is congratulated by offensive linesman Menelik Watson (71) after they scored a touchdown against the South Florida Bulls during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Mock Draft 2013: Green Bay Packers Select...

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The Green Bay Packers select Menelik Watson.

Like the Bengals did at earlier in the draft, the Green Bay Packers are going to look at an offensive lineman with their first pick in the draft. Just like how Cincinnati needs to protect Andy Dalton, even Aaron Rodgers in all his greatness needs to be protected. In Dalton’s case, the Bengals need to protect him so he can grow. In Rodgers case, the Packers need to protect him so he can stay alive.

Rodgers has been one of the most sacked quarterbacks in the last few seasons and that’s something that needs to stop. Green Bay is a perfect example of how no matter the number of weapons you have, a pressured quarterback is only as good as his frontline allows him to be. Obviously, Rodgers is the best quarterback in the league, so he makes due. But the Packers aren’t as good as they can be with Rodgers alway son the ground, even if he still brings them to the playoffs every year.

When the Packers lost the controversial game in Seattle last year, T.J. Lang complained about the refereeing losing Green Bay the game. What Lang failed to realize was that the Packers had to move away from a five receiver set to bring on blocking help for the poor offensive line. If that’s not hindering the offense, I’m not sure what is.

Here is how the draft currently stands:

1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon
3. Oakland Raiders — Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
5. Detroit Lions — Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns — Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama
7. Arizona Cardinals — Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma
8. Buffalo Bills —  Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama
9. New York Jets — Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia
10. Tennessee Titans — Jonathan Cooper, guard, North Carolina
11. San Diego Chargers —  Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah
12. Miami Dolphins —  Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State
13. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay) — Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia
14. Carolina Panthers — Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri
15. New Orleans Saints — Barkevious Mingo, defensive end, LSU
16. St. Louis Rams — Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee
17. Pittsburgh Steelers — Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame
18. Dallas Cowboys — Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas
19. New York Giants — Tank Carradine, defensive end, Florida State
20. Chicago Bears — Manti Te’o, linebacker, Notre Dame
21. Cincinnati Bengals — D.J. Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama
22. St, Louis Rams (via Washington) — Eric Reid, safety, LSU
23. Minnesota Vikings — Arthur Brown, linebacker, Kansas State
24. Indianapolis Colts — Datone Jones, defensive end, UCLA
25. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle) — Sylvester Williams, defensive tackle, North Carolina
26. Green Bay Packers — Menelik Watson, offensive tackle, Florida State

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