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B.J. Raji’s surprise decision to step away from football in 2016 has left Green Bay with a gaping hole in the middle of its defensive line.
Letroy Guion filled in admirably in 2014, when Raji missed the year with a torn biceps. But the Packers need reinforcements, so it’s a good thing defensive tackle might be the deepest position in the draft.
Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson could fall to Green Bay. But Robinson’s production hasn’t matched his potential, which could scare off teams.
Alabama’s Jarran Reed and UCLA’s Kenny Clark might be intriguing early round options, as well.
The good news for Thompson is there are plenty of quality defensive tackles in the draft. So if Thompson doesn't like what he sees early, he could find someone that can help on Day 2.