Our post-combine mock draft roundup features nothing but defense in the first round for the Green Bay Packers.
As we move closer to Brian Gutekunst’s first draft as Green Bay Packers general manager, analysts from around the internet have made their latest predictions.
With the combine in the books, a number of prospects are flying up draft boards while others slip. How could this impact the Packers’ first-round selection?
All five of the mocks featured this week having the Packers picking either an edge rusher or cornerback.
FanSided’s latest mock draft has Josh Jackson making his way to Green Bay. If Jackson falls to No. 14, which is no guarantee, he could be an ideal fit in Mike Pettine’s defense. Jackson has been a popular choice to the Packers in mock drafts this offseason.
In need of more edge rushers, the Packers could find one on the draft’s opening day. How about Marcus Davenport? This NFL Spin Zone mock is three rounds in length, and also has the Packers selecting an offensive lineman and a cornerback on Day 2.
But the latest Draft Wire mock has the Packers selecting their second-ranked edge rusher. Harold Landry has received mixed reviews. This mock has him taken off the board at No. 14, while others see him slipping to the second round. Time will tell.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller loves Marcus Davenport’s upside, which is why he also sees the pass rusher becoming Brian Gutekunst’s first selection. Working with defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, Davenport could give the Packers’ pass rush an immediate boost.
Which of the three — Josh Jackson, Marcus Davenport or Harold Landry — would you rather Green Bay select at No. 14 overall?