Believe it or not, in mid-November there are plenty of 2020 mock drafts floating around out there. With the NFL landscape taking shape and team’s needs becoming more clear with each passing week, this is a good time of the year to take a sneak peak at who the Green Bay Packers’ could be selecting in the upcoming draft.
Although Green Bay is 8-2 on the season and leading the NFC North, there are a few positions, in particular, that they should be targeting next offseason. First of which is receiver. Outside of Davante Adams, the production this season has been quite sporadic and another weapon could do wonders for Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur.
Another potential early round option is inside linebacker. Even if the Packers keep Blake Martinez they still need help at the position because B.J. Goodson and Oren Burks don’t appear to be long term answers. However, if they move on from Martinez, then this becomes priority one.
Two other positions could be defensive tackle, to provide Kenny Clark with some additional help as he is oftentimes double-teamed. As well as an offensive tackle. Now I really hope they bring back Bryan Bulaga, but I don’t think Billy Turner is the long-term solution at tackle, he is best suited at guard. So drafting a tackle to sit for a year or two to learn behind Bulaga would be ideal.
So those are my top positions that the Green Bay Packers should tackle in next year’s draft, let’s take a look at who the experts have them selecting in the first round.
Pat Freiermuth TE – Penn State
“Freiermuth is young but is actually draft-eligible despite being a sophomore — quirk with his longer-than-normal high school career – and is the latest in a long line of explosive athletes from Penn State.”
Dylan Moses LB – Alabama
“The Packers defense had a nice start to the year but have struggled as of late so they go with a talented true sideline to sideline LB with the 27th pick.
Moses tore his ACL before the season but he should be good to go for Week 1 of 2020. He’s a dynamic talent with the range that could be a steal if he gets back to where he was pre-injury.”
Kenneth Murray LB – Oklahoma
“This defense is among the league’s most improved units in many ways, but they still need a three-down, sideline-to-sideline playmaker at the second level. Murray brings the athleticism, physicality and finishing ability that the team is lacking at this position.”
K.J. Hamler WR – Penn State
“Let’s get Aaron Rodgers some weapons! Hamler has game-changing speed that Rodgers’ incredible accuracy to all levels of the field can fully take advantage of. He would be the perfect complement to the skill set Davante Adams provides in Green Bay.”
Brandon Aiyuk WR – Arizona State
“I’ve said it before — don’t be surprised if Brandon Aiyuk is drafted before his former ASU teammate N’Keal Harry. He has a skill set comparable to Michael Gallup, and the Packers sorely need a weapon opposite of Davante Adams.”