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BBV Community Mock Draft: With 23rd pick, Packers select ...

C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson.

Playing the role of Green Bay Packers general manager, Dan Luibil writes:

This was tough because of offensive line and defensive needs. However, Spiller gives them a much more dynamic runner to pair with Ryan Grant. Spiller is a big play threat who had five return touchdowns last year to go with 12 rushing, 4 receiving, and 1 passing. He is the top ranked back in this class for a reason and probably the best player available at this point in this draft.

Although they are returning all five starters from the offensive line, the Packers would really like some help here. Anthony Davis has great size and is very tempting, but there are too many character and lack of effort concerns surrounding him. Maurkice Pouncey is a highly touted center prospect who deserves some thought as well, but this seems a little early for him. Pass rush to replace Aaron Kampman and youth in the defensive backfield is also desired, they too will have to wait another round.

My take: Finally! 'Free' will be happy. Someone has grabbed Spiller. And everyone except 'Bye Dawk,' should be happy -- since he already let me know Spiller is the guy he was going to grab for the Eagles. This is a great pick for the Packers, even if only because it means the Eagles don't get Spiller. Actually, the value is just too good for Green Bay to pass up here. As much as I'm not a guy who loves taking running backs in the first round I can't believe Spiller lasted this long in our mock.

'Bye Dawk' is now on the clock with the Eagles selection at No. 24.

Remember, to read explanations for previous selections click the highlighted player name in the table below.

1 St. Louis Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Soldier_
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska soulpower
3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma i_formation27
4 Washington Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State G Fan in England
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee ronjohnson
6 Seattle Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame CCE718
7 Cleveland Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State GreatGatsby
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland Hoyadestroya85
9 Buffalo Dan Williams DT Tennessee The Greek
10 Jacksonville Joe Haden CB Florida jp2y
11 Denver Rolando McClain ILB Alabama NYG_Slater
12 Miami Jerry Hughes DE/OLB Texas Christian sunlion333
13 San Francisco Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa RIPShea
14 Seattle Trent Williams OT Oklahoma Ed V.
15 N.Y. Giants Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Ed Valentine
16 Tennessee Sergio Kindle OLB Texas Json
17 San Francisco Sean Weatherspoon B Missouri RIPShea
18 Pittsburgh Mike Iupati G Idaho ross_stephen
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan daddyzander
20 Houston Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida BitterEli
21 Cincinnati Earl Thomas S Texas Woogie526
22 New England Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma Ryan Valentine
23 Green Bay C.J. Spiller RB Clemson Dan Luibil
24 Philadelphia Bye Dawk
25 Baltimore Larry Soprano
26 Arizona Snipah
27 Dallas pataroons
28 San Diego hakeemthedream
29 N.Y. Jets Brooklyn58
30 Minnesota hurikaine
31 Indianapolis Charles L.
32 New Orleans GiantsReignSupreme