Green Bay Packers: 2018 NFL mock draft roundup 6.0


This week’s Green Bay Packers mock draft roundup is defense-focused.

It’s easy to see why many draft analysts believe the Green Bay Packers will turn to the defensive side of the ball at No. 14.

The Packers need to get stronger on defense, particularly at edge rusher and cornerback. But will they address one of these positions on the draft’s first day?

Here are some options new general manager Brian Gutekunst could have when Green Bay hits the clock in the first round.

Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State (Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks)

Cornerback is absolutely the Packers’ second biggest, and arguably the biggest, need. Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks put together an interesting mock featuring a number of trades across the league. The Packers stay at No. 14 and land a potential difference-maker on defense.

Arden Key, EDGE, LSU (Randy Gurzi of NFL Spin Zone)

And if cornerback isn’t the team’s biggest need, outside linebacker certainly is. The Packers need to improve their pass rush, and that starts by adding more talent to the front seven. Randy Gurzi of NFL Spin Zone agrees, and he has the Packers selecting Arden Key at No. 14.

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Bleacher Report’s Chris Roling also has the Packers taking Key on Day 1 in his latest mock draft.

Vita Vea, DT, Washington (Jon Dove of With The First Pick)

One of the draft’s top defensive players, Vita Vea could make sense for Green Bay even if defensive tackle isn’t considered a top need. GM Brian Gutekunst might consider him the best player available who could help take the defensive line to the next level. Imagine a line featuring Vea, Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark.

Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College (Luke Easterling of Draft Wire)

Another pass-rushing option the Packers could have at No. 14 is Harold Landry. Could he make an immediate difference alongside Clay Matthews and Nick Perry? Draft Wire has Green Bay taking linebacker Malik Jefferson in the second round.

Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa (Wayne Staats of Land Of 10)

It was only a matter of time before Josh Jackson’s name made it to this list. Based on mock drafts alone, you’d have to consider the talented cornerback the favorite to land in Green Bay at No. 14. Of course, that’s not how this thing works. But it’s easy to see why so many feel Jackson would be a great fit for the Packers.

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Who do you see the Green Bay Packers selecting at No. 14?