By Staff
February 26, 2014

Green Bay Packers 2014 NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

What will the Green Bay Packers do in the 2014 NFL draft? Keep track of all the predictions made in our mock drafts leading up to Round 1 on May 8.

March 5, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Doug Farrar)

Round 1, pick 21:  C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

We said: The Packers could use help at several defensive positions, but Mosley would provide an excellent — and consistent — presence right in the middle of things. Inside linebackers aren’t generally sexy on tape, but it’s hard to watch Mosley and not get caught up in his command of so many little things. From crashing down into the right gap, to correctly covering the slant and short seam route, Mosley is a true 360-degree player who will improve any defense in need of a play-to-play leader.

Feb. 26, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 21: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

We said: Perhaps chalk this up to the lengthy pre-draft process, but it feels like Mosley has slipped out of the discussion a bit. That’s a mistake. He’s a legitimate plug-and-play starter on defense — a guy with the ability to chase down running backs or drop back into coverage. The Packers badly need to find some safety help somewhere, so Calvin Pryor may be near the top of the board. Mosley, though, is a value pick and a LB who could solidify the Packers’ linebacking corps.

Round 2, pick 53: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame

We said: Whether or not Jermichael Finley returns, Aaron Rodgers would love having dual-threat TE Troy Niklas to employ in the offense.

Feb. 19, 2014  – 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Don Banks)

Round 1, pick 21: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

We said: With free agency potentially decimating the Packers' defensive line, Green Bay could prioritize that position and head in the direction of a prospect like Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman, an explosive and disruptive force in the middle. But Green Bay's safety depth chart cries out for help, and Pryor is a dynamic hitter who has been described by Mayock as a "bigger, stronger Bob Sanders.'' The Packers could use an enforcer in their secondary if they're going to compete with the likes of Seattle, San Francisco and New Orleans in the NFC.

Feb. 6, 2014 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Doug Farrar)

Round 1, pick 21: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

We said: Ted Thompson and his staff have an innate understanding of the value of versatile cornerbacks — the kinds who can play nickel and outside with equal skill, and even slip out to safety depth at times. Green Bay could go in other directions here, but a team facing opponents looking to play catch-up with Aaron Rodgers’ passing game can always use another high-quality defensive back. Gilbert led the Big 12 in picks with six in 2013, and he’s also an amazing return man.

to a front five that has been under construction for eons.

Jan. 9, 2014 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 21: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

We said: Clinton-Dix would be the ideal choice here. Since he’s headed elsewhere in the NFC North in this mock, the Packers turn to door No. 2. Or possibly door No. 3, depending on where you stand on Florida State’s 5-8 product, Lamarcus Joyner.

There’s no question that Green Bay has to improve at the safety position. Pryor, who recently announced he was entering the draft, will be a player you’ll hear more and more about as May approaches. He brings the hammer from the defensive backfield.

Dec. 5, 2013 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.1 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 15: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

We said: That’s three straight Alabama picks, if  you’re keeping score at home. This match has felt like it has been in the cards for months … so it probably won’t happen, if history has taught us anything. Still, the Packers have a clear need for a safety to partner with Morgan Burnett. That tandem alone would not fix Green Bay’s ills on D, but it would be a significant start.

Sept. 24, 2013 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Chris Burke) 

Round 1, pick 19: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

We said: The Packers locked in Morgan Burnett at safety for the next few years. The situation alongside him is far less settled. Clinton-Dix could put an end to all the headaches. He had 37 tackles, five interceptions and nine pass break-ups last season and seems to be an even more well-rounded player in 2013.

April 30, 2013 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 25: Ed Reynolds, S, Louisville

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