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Answer 5 questions in the first round

Answer 5 questions in the first round

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Zach Cross: Edge rusher Marshawn Neyland, Western Michigan. He has the size, athleticism, playing style and growth potential that the Packers typically covet in a premium position. He also went to the Senior Bowl, visited Green Bay's pre-draft and has a direct connection to former Packers assistant Tim Lester, who recruited Kneeland to WMU and is good friends with Matt LaFleur. Dane Brugler Kneeland is the No. 32 player in his class, so it's possible the Packers could view him as a first-round pick.

Brandon Carwell: WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU. After adding Jayden Reed and Dontayon Weeks a year ago, the wide receiver room appears to be in good hands. But leave it to the Packers to shock everyone by drafting a receiver in the first round for the first time since 2002. At 6-3, 209 pounds with 4.3 speed and big-play potential, Thomas is precisely the kind of pass catcher Green Bay covets.

Paul Brettell: OT Kingsley Suamataia, BYU: Going back to the short list I created, Suamataia was one of my last six prospects — basically checking every box when it comes to what the Packers are looking for in a first-round pick. Now, granted, 25 might be too early to pick him, but there are some draft analysts who selected Suamataia late in the first round, and the Packers aren't too far away from that part of the draft.

Brennen Rob: S. Jaden Hicks, Washington State. Hicks is the 37th ranked player on my board and the 39th ranked player on Dane Brugler's board. Hicks is young, versatile and athletic. He is an enforcer on slopes and punishes pass catchers who enter his strike zone. Hicks will turn 22 in August and will pair well with Xavier McKennie.

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