The Green Bay Packers don’t need much on offense, so the 2014 NFL Draft is likely to be one where the Packers stock up on defensive talent.
We’ve already heard that the Packers may be interested in CJ Mosley and now ESPN’s Rob Demovsky is reporting that the Packers will definitely draft a safety in the upcoming draft, even hinting they may do so in the first round if the right player is available.
They will pick one (safety). At least one. It’s just a matter of when they do it. That depends on a couple of factors. 1) Who’s still available? Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will be gone, but if Calvin Pryor of Louisville is still there, he might be tough to pass up. 2) What do they really think of Micah Hyde as a safety? Coach Mike McCarthy has said he wants Hyde on the field more this season, including some at safety. However, Hyde did not play a snap at that position last season as a rookie, so to think he can do it on a full-time basis might be a stretch.
The Packers will likely end up drafting the best available player (in a position of need) so it’s difficult to know if they’ll spend their first round pick on a safety at this point, though it certainly sounds like the Packers will draft at least one.