The latest Green Bay Packers mock draft roundup is all about fixing the defense.
Like the sound of Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson landing with the Green Bay Packers with the No. 14 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft?
If the answer is no, you won’t be a big fan of the latest mock draft roundup.
Here’s who many of the top draft analysts are mocking to the Packers in the first round.
The Packers have two major needs this offseason. One is to upgrade the pass rush, the other is to find more talent at the cornerback position. Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks has the Packers selecting Arden Key at No. 14.
Josh Jackson has been a popular choice to the Packers in mock drafts all offseason, and it’s easy to see why. The Iowa star has the potential to become a No. 1 corner in the NFL, and pairing him next to Kevin King could help turn a weakness into a strength for the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers noted that the Packers need to get back to playing “championship defense” in 2018, which is correct. Until they can cover top receivers late in the season, it will be difficult to make it back to the big game. The 6-foot-1 corner would help them do exactly that.
Another mock draft, another Jackson selection to the Packers. This is starting to feel a lot like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in 2014. Green Bay had a major need at safety, and at No. 21 overall Clinton-Dix felt like an obvious pick. He was mocked to the Packers all spring, and Ted Thompson made it happen.
Figuring out where Marcus Davenport will be drafted isn’t easy. Bucky Brooks of NFL.com, for example, has him going at No. 7 in his first mock of the offseason. Many others have Davenport dropping all the way to Detroit at No. 20. Davenport has drawn comparisons to Ezekiel Ansah, and would have to be a serious consideration for GM Brian Gutekunst if he falls to No. 14.
Another Jackson pick to the Pack. His 40-time at this month’s combine could go a long way to determining where he is drafted. I think this would be an excellent selection for the Packers at No. 14.
Who would you like to the see the Packers select at No. 14?