Green Bay Packers: 7-round mock draft entering offseason

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Round 4 (Pick 110): Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

The Packers need to make an overhaul at the tight end position. While the team should target Jimmy Graham and Lee Smith in free agency, the Packers still need more youth and pass catching talent from the position. Mike Gesicki makes sense for Green Bay in the fourth round as another pass catching specialist.

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Adding Gesicki rounds out a refined group of skill position players for the Packers. Drafting Ronald Jones, picking up Graham and Smith in free agency along with a receiver like Paul Richardson could increase the amount of looks the team gets not only for those players, but for Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson.

Round 5 (Pick 142): Kurt Benkert, QB, Virginia

Kurt Benkert was a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing year for the Cavaliers. The 6-foot-4 quarterback completed 60 percent of his passes in 2017 and eclipsed 3,000 yards passing. While not the world’s greatest athlete, one could describe him as a poor man’s Sam Darnold. Benkert isn’t going to wow you with mobility and elusiveness the way Lamar Jackson might, but he can sit in the pocket and deliver a bomb with stunning accuracy.

The Packers proved to themselves that they need a new backup quarterback. Brett Hundley played well in crunch-time situations against the Steelers and Browns, but was totally inconsistent throughout the course of each game he started. Hundley did not throw a touchdown pass in five games he started at Lambeau Field.