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From extensive conversations and sleuthing and educated guessing, we think Ryan Shazier is the Packers' first-round target. However, there's a good chance Shazier won't be available at No. 21? Then what? We have some interesting options that don't involve the obvious candidates.

Last night, I predicted the Green Bay Packers would take linebacker Ryan Shazier with their first-round pick, with one giant caveat: With his outrageous athleticism and big-time production at Ohio State, Shazier might not be available for the Packers with the 21st selection. Then what? There are four "obvious" candidates for the Packers, at least from a media perspective: Inside linebackers...

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