The Packers will not reach in the draft for a position of need.
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson said the Packers’ approach is simple: Rank the players in order of how good they are, and draft the top player still available when their pick comes up.
“We try to draft the best player available,” Thompson said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I say this every year and everybody says, ‘Yeah, right.’ We think it’s important to stay focused and try to take the best player.
Thompson said the Packers don’t bother with conducting a mock draft of their own because they just don’t think they can know where players will fall on other teams’ draft boards. They just know what their own board says, and that’s what they’ll follow next week.