Round 2: OLB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
In 2015, the Packers were tied for No. 7 in the league for sacks with 43, but 10.5 of those belonged to Julius Peppers who recently turned 36. The Packers began to reduce his snaps last season, and this trend will likely continue in 2016.
Mike Neal and Nick Perry are free agents to be. There’s a strong chance one of the two returns to Green Bay. If it’s Perry, health is the biggest worry. If it’s Neal, they will lose the more productive player.
Enter Jordan Jenkins out of Georgia. Jenkins would provide good value at the bottom of the second round for the Packers. He’s a powerful player who could be plugged in outside in Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense.
Jenkins has quickness off the snap, good athleticism and strong football IQ which makes him a player with plenty of upside. He could definitely find a strong role on defense for the Packers, and would be an idea fit at outside linebacker.
The Packers are planning to move Clay Matthews back outside opposite Julius Peppers, and they will need to address the inside positions at some point this offseason. For value in the second round, Jenkins made more sense.
Next: Round 3