Alright everyone this mock is post Aaron Jones resigning. Also after watching more film on some more players I tried to be more realistic in how I could see the Packers actually approaching this draft.
Round 1, Pick 29. James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
I finally got around to watching film on him. For being a former defensive lineman and only a one year starter, he is pretty advanced. He still has some rawness to him of course, but he is so athletic. The potential is there for him to be pretty good. He is a player I wouldn’t be surprised to see go higher than most think. By year 3, he could be one of the better tackles in the NFL. He would start out as a swing tackle in GB, and eventually become the starter at right tackle.
Round 2, Pick 62. Alim McNeill, IDL, NC State
Very underrated by the media because of his ho hum year in 2020. His down year was due to the shift and NC State to him being in a 4-point stance, completely taking away from his pass rush ability. A return to a 3-point stance in the NFL will help unlock his pass rush potential. He is also a very good run defender. Kenny Clark would finally have a worthy partner on the interior of the defensive line.
Round 3, Pick 92. Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
With the re-signing of Jones, this allows the Packers to move up other positions. Brown is one of the most dynamic players in the draft. He has #2 receiver potential. Rookie year he is probably #3 or #4.
Round 4, Pick 135. Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
I wanted to get a corner earlier, it’s just that the value wasn’t there. If the draft went this way I would hope the Packers picked up a vet in free agency. Thomas is not ready to start as a rookie. He was just a one year starter at Michigan. He has starter potential for sure though. If they sign a vet Thomas could be the kick returner and nickel back as a rookie.
Round 4, Pick 142. James Wiggins, S, Cincinnati
Wiggins would be a better version of Raven Greene. He has better coverage skills and could be used at both strong and free safety as well.
Round 5, Pick 173. Shakur Brown, CB, Michigan State
Similar to Thomas. He has slot experience. One year starter. He has some down the road potential. He would probably compete with Thomas and any other corners on the roster for the nickel or dime spot.
Round 5, Pick 177. Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech
LaFleur likes to have a stable of backs. With Jones back I went with a more overall back who can do a little of everything. He has good speed and good vision. He is a great value pick in the 5th.
Round 6, Pick 212. Drake Jackson, IOL, Kentucky
He fits the zone blocking scheme. Jackson is athletic and has quick feet. He could use a ‘redshirt’ year to add a little weight and strength. He has starter potential.
Round 6, Pick 218. William Bradley-King, EDGE, Baylor
Edge depth. King fits their preference for longer bigger/longer edge players. P. Smith is probably gone after this next season so they will need someone to take over as the 3rd edge player.
Round 7, Pick 255. Cole Van Lanen, OT, Wisconsin
A tackle from Wisconsin who is like almost every other guy that comes from there. He tested out a lot better than expected. So he could go earlier. He is also a guy you can train to play guard as well and eventually have three position versatility which the Packers love.
Pretty solid draft with a number of guys with starter potential.
Let us know what you guys think
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