NFL Draft do's and don'ts for the Green Bay Packers

Taylor Byrd
April 30, 2017

A report says that the Green Bay Packers are picking up a veteran guard with six Pro Bowls to his resume.

Soon after the 253rd selection of the NFL Draft is announced Saturday night in Philadelphia, the process restarts for Ted Thompson and his personnel department.

Evans, a 6-foot-4, 318-pound 12th-year player was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Evans made the Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors in four straight seasons from 2009 through 2012 and continued his Pro Bowl streak through 2014.

During his seven seasons, Shields started 70 of the 91 games he played in (including playoffs).

The Packers were left with a gaping hole at right guard this offseason after losing free agent T.J. Lang to the Lions.

The absence of Shields for all but the opening game reared its ugly head throughout last season, culminating with the defenseless display on the back end against Matt Ryan and Julio Jones in the Atlanta Falcons' 44-21 NFC Championship rout. The defense allowed 58 pass plays of 20 or more yards; only three teams gave up more.

This week's NFL Draft can be a blessing to teams that need to strengthen their rosters with talented young playmakers. In it, he sees the Green Bay Packers selecting Washington corner Kevin King. A trade can't be ruled out, but assuming Green Bay stays at this spot, who could they land in the first round? He will join Don Barclay, Kyle Murphy, and Lucas Patrick among the group looking to replace Lang at right guard this upcoming season. "I'm just excited to help execute what he wants. There's no fault in trying with a leader, a tough guy and a superb player like Lang".

The Ohio State tandem of Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley will be long gone by the time the Packers pick 29th in the first round, but everyone else could be in play for Green Bay.

T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin.

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