2018 NFL 2-round mock draft: Packers address defense

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Offensive Guard. Notre Dame. Quenton Nelson. 11. player. 59. The Dolphins get arguably the most talented player in the draft class here at pick 11. The former Notre Dame guard is a dominant player in the trenches and should start immediately in the NFL. Nelson would instantly upgrade Miami’s run game. — Dan

Notre Dame. Mike McGlinchey. 12. player. 56. The Bengals need help along the offensive line. The combine might suggest that there are more athletic offensive tackles, but there are none as solid as McGlinchey. He’ll be a reliable starter and outspoken leader for the Bengals for the next decade. — Kyle. Offensive Tackle

14. player. 49. Green Bay could go so many different directions, but Roquan Smith should really not be available here. He’s one of the best players in the draft. Size concerns could cause him to slip a bit, but the Packers should not hesitate to draft him if he’s available. His sideline to sideline range is special and would inject an athleticism into the middle of the Green Bay defense that has been missing for years. — Kyle. Linebacker. Georgia. Roquan Smith

Landry is a bendy, athletic edge rusher who wins with speed and agility. The Packers’ outside linebacker position desperately needs more impact players. Clay Matthews is getting older and Nick Perry’s injury history has kept him in and out of the lineup. A guy like Landry would give them a young emerging player to build around. — Dan. Edge Rusher. Boston College. Alternate - Harold Landry. 14. player. 49

Wide Receiver. Southern Methodist University. Courtland Sutton. 15. player. 32. Sutton gives the Cardinals a go-to target in the passing game–something they’ve needed with Larry Fitzgerald’s career winding down. The former SMU wideout has the size, athleticism, and strong hands to make tough contested catches and create headaches for opposing defenses. — Dan

Derrius Guice. 16. player. 26. Saquon Barkley gets all the love, but Guice’s 2016 tape is really special. Baltimore enjoyed Alex Collins last year, but let’s not pretend that the Ravens wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to upgrade. — Kyle. Running Back. LSU

13. Despite an up and down season in 2017, Williams remains the most physically gifted tackle prospect in the draft. The Chargers need to improve their pass protection and Williams gives them a future left tackle to develop on their offensive line. — Dan. Offensive Tackle. Texas. Connor Williams. 17. player

Jamarco Jones. 18. player. 36. Seattle is rebuilding many areas of their roster, but the offensive line has been in shambles for a few years. Jones didn’t test as well as expected in Indianapolis, but his tape doesn’t lie. He’ll be a solid right tackle in the league, open some running lanes, and will reduce Wilson’s need to run for his life. — Kyle. Offensive Tackle. Ohio State

Assuming Hurst’s heart condition is cleared prior to the draft, the former Michigan defensive tackle should be a first-round prospect. He’d give Dallas a disruptive interior presence who can create pressure and get after the quarterback. — Dan. Defensive Tackle. Michigan. Maurice Hurst. 19. player. 123

20. player. 50. Detroit used the franchise tag on Ezekiel Ansah. But Davenport is a talented pass rusher who, with time and coaching, could be meeting Ansah at the quarterback for years to come. — Kyle. Defensive End. UT-San Antonio. Marcus Davenport