Below is my final Mock Draft before the real deal goes down on April 23th- I used PFN’s Mock Draft Simulator and did not trade any picks.
Pick 30: Michael Pittman Jr.- WR, USC
There are a lot of really talented receivers that can make an impact for teams across the league, and Michael Pittman Jr. is definitely one of them. He was the focal point of USC’s offense this past year and is going to be an instant competitor for a starting spot in LaFleur’s offense.
Pick 62: Terrell Lewis- OLB, Alabama
The Packers have certainly done their homework when it comes to Lewis, who has an injury history that could be concerning. If he is able to keep his body well, the Packers will be adding another versatile edge rush with heavy hands and a big body that Mike Pettine seems to favor.
Pick 94: Matt Peart- OT, University of Connecticut
Anyone who has read my blogs knows that I am a big fan of Peart, and if he’s still around at pick 94 the Packers will be thanking their lucky stars. A big strong tackle who has great feet and whose potential only seems to be growing, he’ll be a future star.
Pick 136: Antonio Gibson- RB/WR, Memphis
Gibson is an enigma- he only had 77 total touches with Memphis but when the ball gets in his hands, he is as explosive as anyone else in the field. When he turned in a spectacular combine athletic performance, I think teams like the Packers can take a risk on a player that is largely unproven but has an enormous upside.
Pick 175: Damien Lewis- G, LSU
I don’t know who comes up with the player rankings for Pro Football Network’s but Damien Lewis is listed as the 212 overall prospect which is CRIMINAL. I seriously doubt he’s still around at the 175 mark but if so- this will be one of the steals of the draft.
Pick 192: Dalton Keene- TE, Virginia Tech
The Packers are big fans of freak athletes and Dalton Keene checks a lot of those boxes that the Packers covet- fast, strong, and young. He was a surprise entry in this year’s draft but he turned in a great combine performance and has upside as a replacement Jace Sternberger if he would go down.
Pick 208- Javelin Guidry- CB, Utah
All I need to say is 4.29 and former track star- Guidry is worth a shot as a special teams gunner and/or returner depending on his ball skills. His tape is lacking, so I don’t think he’ll challenge Josh Jackson in the depth chart. He had the second-fastest time in the Combine behind Henry Ruggs of Alabama.
Pick 209- Reggie Robinson- CB, Tusla
As was the case with Damien Lewis, I do not believe Reggie Robinson III Will be around at this point in the draft but he is a very athletic corner who could be a viable slot corner if the Packers allow him time to develop.
Pick 236- JaMycal Hasty- RB, Baylor
Packers need some depth behind Jamal Williams who looks to be potentially expendable depending how his performance next year. Plus, the Pakcers have had success grabbing running backs who played their college ball in Texas…
Pick 242- Markus Bailey- OLB, Purdue
Another player with a spotty injury history, Bailey was once regarded as one of the top linebackers prospects in the nation before suffering serious knee injuries in 2018 and 2019. Recent videos of his workouts make it appear that he still has a lot of mileage left on his legs, so perhaps the Packers roll the dice on a player who would be joining a wide open competition for linebacker.
——————Joe Kelley is a lifelong Packer fan born in Wisconsin and currently living surrounded by Patriots fans in New England- please send messages of support to @Jkelleylol on Twitter or @j.k.lolz on Instagram.