I’m going to post a bi-weekly draft piece on Football Fridays here on PackersTalk.com. Mock drafts using Fanspeak, my custom Packers Big Board, scouting reports, links to film breakdown, you never know what you might get. Stay tuned to Packers Football Friday all the way until draft weekend to find out.
In these mock drafts, I’m going to focus on the first five rounds of the draft. According to most calculations, the Packers are going to have nine picks in the first five rounds. Will they use them all in the spots they’re likely to be placed in? No. That seems very unlikely. Am I going to sit here and try to guess where Green Bay is going to move around to? No.
This particular draft utilized Chris Trapasso from CBS Sports’ big board and the “difficult” setting.
This draft went as well as any mock I’ve been able to do. Trapasso’s board is a little different from “conventional” wisdom. I took a chance on Calvin Ridley in the first round as a “bonus pick”, hoping to find an EDGE Or CB that I liked in the second round. Harold Landry’s questionable 2017 due to injury pushed him to the 35th spot, and I pounced. Goedert is TE1 for me and a steal in round 3.
Admittedly higher on Harold Landry than most and a lot of it is because his 2016 tape is saucy pic.twitter.com/glJK0bjku7
— Ross Uglem (@RossUglem) February 9, 2018
I like both cornerbacks that fell to me in the mid rounds. MJ Stewart is extremely underrated. Best pick of this draft is Dante Pettis at 5.13. He’s a top 5 WR prospect for me. This is probably one of those Fanspeak mocks that went too well, though you never know.
Nick DeLuca forever. He’s got the size and speed to destroy on special teams and perfectly back up Ryan and Martinez
DeLuca looked pretty All American yesterday pic.twitter.com/HDbfGpVg1H
— Ross Uglem (@RossUglem) October 29, 2017
Albert Breer – MMQB: Josh Jackson (yes Lawd)
Walter Football: Roquan Smith, Mark Andrews, Equanimeous St. Brown
Mel Kiper – ESPN (insider): Marcus Davenport
Chris Roling – Bleacher Report: Arden Key