On Tuesday, NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah released his latest mock draft and had the Packers taking Missouri QB Drew Lock with their second of two first-round picks, No. 30 overall. Wrote Jeremiah:

"The Packers have been doing a lot of homework on quarterbacks this draft season. They once spent a first-round pick on a QB who'd become the eventual replacement for a 35-year-old future Hall of Famer, and they repeat history here."

The narrative is quite convenient. Brett Favre was 35 in 2005 when the Packers, despite no obvious immediate need, drafted Aaron Rodgers late in the first round after he slid to No. 24. And yes, Rodgers is now 35 as the Packers perhaps contemplate a future succession plan.

The difference, of course, is that Favre had already dabbled in the retirement arts by the 2005 draft, with his status a seemingly yearly question.

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