We're Black and Blue All Over:
Most media analysts have pegged outside linebacker as the Green Bay Packers' biggest offseason need, if only because none of the four players who saw time opposite Clay Matthews last season made it through 16 games. To that end, Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. has ranked the top 3-4 outside linebackers in this draft.
You'll need a subscription to view the entire piece, but I can tell you that McShay has Arizona's Brooks Reed ranked No. 3, ahead of UCLA's Akeem Ayers. Many media mock drafts have suggested Reed as a possible Packers choice. He is being projected as a defensive end in 4-3 schemes.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel examines the Packers' needs at tight end.
The Packers' quarterback depth is in pretty good shape, writes Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com considers the Chicago Bears' draft needs at guard.
The Detroit Lions' preseason game Aug. 27 against the New England Patriots would be their first prime-time appearance on national television in nine years, according to Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards will make his pro boxing debut May 20, according to Mark Craig of the Star Tribune.