The Green Bay Packers and the rest of the NFL are less than four weeks away from the start of the NFL Draft. There is no shortage of opinions on what the Packers should do in this year’s draft, considering their lack of depth at wide receiver. However, other positions, such as safety, also are in need of young talent. The good news for the Packers is that they have four draft picks in the first two rounds. This provides them with a variety of ways to address their team needs. Here are three two-round mock drafts that took different approaches to addressing these holes.
Mock Draft #1- Filling a Need with Each Pick
In this mock draft, the Green Bay Packers drafted a different position of need with each of their first four picks. Chris Olave, who many Packers fans want, fell to pick 22 in this draft. Boye Mafe was drafted as a young edge rusher to replace Za’Darius Smith. Mafe would play behind Preston Smith and Rashan Gary, who each had 9+ sacks last season. Finally, Jalen Pitre and Tyler Smith were taken in the second round to add depth to the safety position and offensive line.
Mock Draft #2- All Offense
In this mock draft, Drake London fell all the way to pick 22. This is not expected to happen, but it is possible. Drake London is considered to be one of the best wide receivers in this draft, which is deep in wide receiver talent. The Packers used the next two picks on interior offensive linemen. Green Bay lost Lucas Patrick and Billy Turner this offseason. They will also be without Elgton Jenkins to start the year as he recovers. Finally, the Packers added another wide receiver early to revitalize their receiving room.
Mock Draft #3- Best Player Available
For the final two-round mock draft, the Packers took the approach of drafting the best player available at any position they had a need. This resulted in the team taking two offensive linemen in the first round. If this were to happen, no doubt there would be backlash against Brian Gutekunst.
In the second round, the Packers ended up with a stud linebacker and a wide receiver, George Pickens. Many people are projecting Pickens to Green Bay anyway. In any case, this particular mock draft does give the Packers a wide receiver within the top 60 selections while also adding young talent to positions of weakness.
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