Green Bay Packers: 7-Round Mock Draft

This mock draft was done on the fanspeak website using Matt Miller’s newest big board.

First round: OT Jonah Williams & OLB Jachai Polite

I took a chance by passing on the edge position and taking Jonah Williams from Alabama with the first selection. Williams is arguably the best run and pass blocking offensive tackle in the draft. He would be a plug-and-play if the Packers decided to move on from current right tackle, Bryan Bulaga.

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With the second pick in the first round, Jachai Polite was the last edge rusher available that I believed was worth a first round pick. The outside linebacker out of Florida is an instant upgrade over any edge rusher currently on the team. Yes, even better than Kyler Fackrell. He plays with a ton of speed and can also overpower opposing tackles.

Second round: WR N’Keal Harris

Having filled two of the biggest needs, I was able to grab Davante Adams a partner in crime by drafting 6’4″ WR, N’Keal Harris from Arizona State. Brian Gutekunst landed two nice receivers late in last years draft with Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown. Investing another high end pick like Ted Thompson did with Davante Adams, Jordy Nelson, and Greg Jennings will pay dividends now as well as in the post-Rodgers era.

Third round: OG Michael Deiter

Lane Taylor took a step back last year, Justin McCray couldn’t get the job done, Byron Bell was Andy Herman’s lowest graded player on the Packers and Cole Madison may never play football again. After years of having Josh Sitton and TJ Lang at left and right guard, it’s time to reinvest in the position. Michael Deiter, the Big-Ten offensive lineman of the year from Wisconsin, is another plug-and-play offensive lineman that is worth the pick here.

Fourth round: TE Zach Gentry & S Marvell Tell

With McCarthy out and LaFleur in, it is a no brainer that the TE position will be used differently as well as more effectively. I went with Michigan TE Zach Gentry who stands at 6’8″. He is a serviceable blocker and with his massive height, can be an easy target to find in the red zone. Back in 2016, former teammate and current NFL TE, Jake Butt, had this to say about Gentry:
https://twitter.com/Mark__Snyder/status/715274292523433984

If Gentry is still running close to that speed, at his current weight, he may rise up the draft boards.

Because of the focus on offensive line, I missed out on the top talent at safety. Marvell Tell from USC is still better than most of what Green Bay currently has at safety. I also expect Gutekunst to make a run at one, if not two, free agent safeties, so no need to panic here.

Fifth-seventh round: ILB Te’von Coney, CB Justin Layne, RB Myles Gaskin, & DE LJ Collier

Te’von Coney out of Notre Dame was seen as a first round pick heading into the season. While he has fallen off, he is still an athletic ILB with good ball skills.

Michigan State’s Justin Layne is a lengthy wide receiver turned corner. I like his potential here in the sixth round.

Running back Myles Gaskin from Washington would be the perfect fit to go with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.

A team can never have enough players in the trenches. LJ Collier is another player with a lot of upside and pass rush ability.

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10 thoughts on “Green Bay Packers: 7-Round Mock Draft

    1. I tend to agree with you Dennis,but then an offensive lineman with the Saints pick. Let’s fix the O line once and for all. It worked for the Colts and with the pass rush of the Bears and the Vikings it’s a must. Clowney would be a sweet free agent pick and Earl Thomas or I’ve heard Landon Collins name in the mix. We have to get rid of Perry and Cobb for sure and Mathews too. I do like keeping Mathews with a lower price tag and moving him inside. If our secondary,I ‘m talking the corner position will be awesome if we can keep them healthy,especially Kevin King.I would love to see him play a full season along with Alexander and Josh Jackson needs improvement the most,but we’ve only seen one year. At least he was healthy most of the time. Last but not least how about a new strength and conditioning coach!!! Man we seem to have way too many guys hurt all the time. Hearing last night that the Rams entire offensive line played together on the field all 16 games is an amazing stat don’t you think.

  1. At least put the height and weight of the guy and a couple significant things about him, rather than just generic opinions about what the packers might be thinking.

  2. FINALLY…A draft addressing the O-Line!!! I like the idea of drafting Williams IF he’s still there though I’ll be surprised if Polite is still there at 32….If so that would be one hell of a 1st round haul and IMO you’d have 2 instant starters. I don’t know enough about Neal yet but I love the Dieter pick too. Myles Gaskin would be a nice pick but I don’t see him lasting until the 6th.

  3. The Cole Madison thing is one of the Pack’s biggest mystery, especially because little has leaked out. Seems he either has a terminal disease, an incurable drug habit, or maybe he just decided like a few others that the long term effect of football are too dangerous long term.

    1. All the good teams with elite offenses seem to have one. I do like Golden Tate. He always has big games against us.

  4. I must say this mock draft suits me fine. Finally,like I’ve been screaming for fixing the offensive line once and for all. Two plug and play starters and an EDGE rusher all by the third round. I love the wide receiver pick in the second which has worked out for us in the past. Jennings,Adams,and Nelson I believe all have been excellent 2nd round wide receivers.It’s a shame about Madison because I thought he had good potential. At tight end I’m hoping for Tonyan’s role to grow in the offense.Also,Jimmy Graham still can play and could still be a red zone monster. I like either Landon Collins who has the last name that sounds familiar.or Earl Thomas as a big time free agent signing to immediately upgrade our safety problem. GO PACK GO!!! We need an A plus draft and the players will be there ripe for the picking in the early rounds.

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