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Are Packers Contenders Again Following Draft?

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Is a draft that lacked the sizzle of big stars from big schools enough to get Green Bay back in the championship hunt? For several reasons, we say the answer is "yes."

Are the Green Bay Packers closer to a Super Bowl championship team today than on the eve of the draft? The obvious answer is yes. The true answer is an overwhelming yes. The always-entertaining, never-relevant draft grades at least provide some sort of guide. NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang gave the Packers an "A" — one of just five he handed out. Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke and Doug Farrar... Recommended Stories

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