Mock drafts: Prognosticators ponder Pack's picks

With just days to go before the draft, a survey of various NFL mock drafts have the Packers looking for immediate help on D, with an eye to the future at quarterback. Which crystal ball will prove most accurate?<p>

Here's the breakdown by site: Antwan Odom, defensive end: Seeing the Packers' need for help on the defensive line in light of the Joe Johnson and Jamal Reynolds fiascos, this Web site has the Packers taking the 6-foot-51/2, 274-pound sack specialist out of the University of Alabama., and also has the Packers taking Odom., Will Poole, cornerback: This site does agree with about the Packers need for a pass rusher but they see Odom as a reach. Urging the Packers to wait to the second round to take a defensive lineman, has the team bolstering their secondary with Southern California's Poole. also has the Packers taking Poole.

Pat Kirwan, Senior Analyst, Philip Rivers, quarterback: Kirwan's projection has the draft breaking the Packers' way so they can take Rivers out of North Carolina State. Kirwan does state that many teams are looking to trade up to get Rivers and that if Cleveland's Tim Couch signs with the Packers "then this changes.", and also has the Packers taking Rivers.

Vic Carucci, National Editor,, J.P. Losman, quarterback: Carucci stated that the Packers are hoping Rivers falls to them but that is unlikely so he put forth Losman, a Tulane product, as an alternative. Similar to Kirwan, Carucci put a Couch caveat on his guess., Marquise Hill, defensive end: Just to demonstrate how opinions can vary, had the Packers taking Hill, a 6-6, 290-pounder out of Louisiana State, in the second round. also has the Packers picking Hill., Chris Gamble, cornerback: This site lauds Gamble's size and speed but does add "will be a solid performer over time." Adding to the Ohio Stater's value is the fact that he can return punts., Jonathan Vilma, linebacker: This site said the Packers like Odom but will have to settle for Vilma, a Miami of Florida product, because Odom won't last until the Pack's pick., Lee Evans, wide receiver: Should the Pack make this pick, Evans will be the team's first first-rounder out of Wisconsin. also has the Packers picking Evans saying he will be the best player available when they select., Reggie Williams, wide receiver: Similar to Kirwan's projection of Rivers, this site is banking on Williams still being available for the Packers for this pick to come true. They say Williams, out of the University of Washington, would be too talented to pass up.

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