Much like my first mock, I created this using The Draft Network again. I went a little more BPA available with this one, but still with a packers positional value taken into account. This time I also added a 6th round. Also Draft Network includes comp picks, so that is why there are multiple picks in round 4-6. Lets dive in!
Round 1, Pick 31. Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
Newsome has kind of fallen under the radar of the internet scouting community. The draft class at CB is just OK. Good at the top but, after that a lot of players with question marks. Newsome has very few. He has good size, good speed, and good athleticism. Not elite in any Newsome plays a physical brand which the packers like. He will attack the run and is not afraid of tackling running backs. Good ball skills. Needs some technique work like most cornerbacks coming out of college. Definitely would have a chance to start as a rookie.
Round 2, Pick 63. Marvin Wilson, IDL, Florida State
Wilson would provide great depth and would upgrade the talent on the D-line. He may not be the shining star he was thought to be a couple years ago. The dude still has talent and upside he just maybe doesn’t have the upside that was thought. Has good size and ok agility. He is solid against both the run and the pass and probably will never be an elite player, but very solid on both ends. He would probably play the 2nd or 3rd most snaps on the D-line.
Round 3, Pick 94. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
Gainwell would replace and fill the Aaron Jones roll. He actually has a similar skill set. He is some what new to the position so there is some rawness to him. Memphis also used him as a wide receiver at times so he definitely has the skill set to be used like how running backs are being used now. Gainwell though is smaller than Jones at only 190ish pounds, but he has the frame to put on some bulk. He has speed and quickness.
Round 4, Pick 134. Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, Illinois
A former four star prospect that transfered in from USC. Big physical receiver like the Packers like. 6’2 215. Good but not great speed. Can still get deep. Still a bit raw in his route running. Has the ability to high point the ball, good in jump ball situations. Good hands. A good blocker as well, which fits the Gutekunst mold. Not great with getting YAC. Has some injuries that need to be looked into.
Round 4, Pick 139. Drake Jackson, C, Kentucky
A center only prospect. So there is a chance he is not on their board or at least lower. Gets good leverage and has good bulk at 310. Bends at the knees. Good quickness. He has a good anchor, hard to move. Just have average length. May have trouble with longer players. Would be in the conversation to start as a rookie.
Round 5, Pick 173. Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech
Herbert brings a mixed skill set. He is a player that can do a little of everything just not any one thing at a high level. Has good vision, ok speed, good contact balance. Also has a good burst. His main weakness is experience in catching the ball and running routes. Would be a excellent #2 back if he could develop that part of his game. Would start out as the #3 guy and if he could develop that part of his game he could get more reps. LaFleur seems to want to have at least three backs that can play.
Round 5, Pick 177. Cordell Volson, OT, North Dakota State
Volson is a decent athlete. Has good length, and good size. Plays hard. He has trouble getting to the second level. Has some inconsistencies with his hands and his technique. Its probably only a RG or RT prospect. Should at least be a decent back up if he develops some with a chance to develop into a starting level player.
Round 6, Pick 210. Luke Farrell, TE, Ohio State
In short, Marcedes Lewis’ replacement. Tough, big strong blocker. Decent athlete. Can break some tackles. Wont give you much after the catch. Doesn’t really get much separation in his routes. Can flex out.
Round 6, Pick216. Micheal Clemons, EDGE, Texas A&M
With Preston Smith probably getting cut this offseason due to cap issues they will need more depth. Clemons is a bigger guy which Pettine tends to like out of his edge players. He also has long arms which Pettine likes as well. Plays hard. Does a good job of containing. Good at shedding blockers. Needs development as a pass rusher.
So there you go. Three players that should play a lot if not possibly start, and a bag of question marks.
Go Pack Go!