Packers desperate for defensive help in NFL draft

Tolzien still Packers’ starting QB

After taking offensive players with five of his first six picks in last year’s NFL draft, it certainly looks like the time for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson to target some defensive help.

Thompson insists he won’t deviate from his emphasis on drafting the best player available — a philosophy that helped him turn the talent-deprived roster he inherited in 2005 into a Super Bowl winner.

The Packers need help at several positions, including outside linebacker, safety and defensive end. They hold the 28th overall pick on Thursday night.