Just over two months away from the Draft now, and the Combine is just around the corner. That means it’s time for more Packers draft talk. This week I don’t have prospect analysis, and am still making my own board. But what I do have are two different Mocks that could give an idea on who could be available during the Draft. Take a look and let me know whether these are alright projections or if I am insane.
MOCK DRAFT #3 (February 17)
Used Matt Miller’s Big Board, User-Voted Team Needs, and the Difficult Algorithm
ROUND 1 (14) – Josh Jackson, CB. Iowa
-Still my CB1. Best Ballhawk in the Draft
ROUND 2 (45) – Dallas Goedert, TE. South Dakota State
-Can run the seam, catches everything, and isn’t afraid to mix it up.
ROUND 3 (76) – James Daniels, C. Iowa
–Quick, athletic center can get the second level with the best of linemen.
ROUND 3 (101) – Nick Nelson, CB. Wisconsin
-Athletic, sticky cover corner but needs to work on ball recognition. Special Teams work helps.
ROUND 4 (116) – Marquis Haynes, LB. Mississippi
-Lean, undersized pass rusher has a knack for forcing fumbles (12 in career)
ROUND 5 (152) – Allen Lazard, WR. Iowa State
-Massive target is built for a Rodgers jump ball.
ROUND 5 (173) – Jack Cichy, LB. Wisconsin
-Everytime you watch the tape, he jumps off the screen with his motor
ROUND 5 (175) – Kylie Fitts, EDGE, Utah
-Built like a tank but needs to work significantly on his technique.
ROUND 5 (177) – Poona Ford, DL. Texas
-Run stopper has the width of Johnny Jolly and the height of Mike Daniels.
ROUND 6 (189) – Micah Kiser, LB. Virginia
-Prolific tackler is best in the box and as a blitzer.
ROUND 7 (232) – George Senat, OT. Wagner
-Former basketball player has the athleticism to make the NFL. Technique needs work.
ROUND 7 (239) – Brandon Facyson, CB. Virginia Tech
-Former wide receiver has good ball skills but inconsistent technique drops his stock.
MOCK DRAFT #4 (February 19)
Used NFL Draft Scout’s Board, User-Voted Team Needs, Difficult Algorithm
ROUND 1 (14) – Vita Vea, DL. Washington
-Can never have too many big guys, especially ones that play like Ngata.
ROUND 2 (45) – Hercules Mataaga, EDGE. Washington State
-One of the best pure pass rushers in the class. Gets off the snap like no one else in the Draft
ROUND 3 (76) – Dallas Goedert, TE. South Dakota State
-If he drops, it’s because of the school.
ROUND 3 (101) – Isaiah Oliver, CB. Colorado
–One of the best cover corners in the Draft but needs to become more well-rounded. I’d be shocked if he made it to Round 3, let alone 101st.
ROUND 4 (116) – Mike Gesicki, TE. Penn State
-Arguably the best pure receiving threat at TE, but questions about his frame and blocking remain.
ROUND 5 (152) – Kurt Benkert, QB. Virginia
-Talented passer with clean mechanics. Could have a Matt Schaub-like career.
ROUND 5 (173) – Kalen Ballage, RB. Arizona State
-Great acceleration with a long frame. Has gotten comparisons to James Starks. Will dominate Combine.
ROUND 5 (175) – Dorrance Armstrong Jr., EDGE. Kansas
-Pure pass rusher, offers little against the run. Polarizing prospect between scouts.
ROUND 5 (177) – Justin Jones, DL. NC State
-Powerful interior lineman but lacks burst and offers little pass rush.
ROUND 6 (189) – Auden Tate, WR. Florida State
-Big time potential as a 6’4″ receiver, but needs a lot of work with route running and separation.
ROUND 7 (232) – Jack Cichy, LB. Wisconsin
-Amazing how his injury effects his stock between scouts.
ROUND 7 (239) – Zach Sieler, EDGE. Ferris State
-Long, powerful pass rusher dominated lower level competition (19.5 sacks)
I know that Mock Drafts aren’t always the best gauge of Draft stocks, but they are a ton of fun and a decent way to pass the time as we wait for football to come back. Next week, either Saturday or next Tuesday morning, I’ll have a breakdown like I did the past few weeks, focusing on players at each position. Until then, let me know what you think of these players and how they could fit at Lambeau.——————
Mike Wendlandt is originally from Iola, Wisconsin and graduated from Drake University in 2015 with a degree in History. With a significant journalism background both in writing and broadcasting, Mike can be heard as the play-by-play voice of Central Wisconsin High School sports on WDUX FM 92.7 and on Twitter @MikeWendlandt.
Mike Wendlandt is a writer covering the Green Bay Packers for PackersTalk.com.