Packers: Mock draft roundup dominated by cornerbacks, edge rushers

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 7: Denzel Ward /

The latest Green Bay Packers mock draft roundup is all about cornerbacks and edge rushers.

Defending the pass. That’s something the Green Bay Packers haven’t done for a number of years. New general manager Brian Gutekunst has made some nice moves to help fix that so far this offseason, bringing in Muhammad Wilkerson and Tramon Williams in free agency.

Head coach Mike McCarthy also made the right call hiring Mike Pettine as the new defensive coordinator.

But more help is needed. The Packers still need upgrades at cornerback and outside linebacker. Mock drafts around the internet agree.

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest mocks.

Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State (Lombardi Ave)

Ward is the best cornerback in the class, and if he falls to No. 14 Gutekunst might make his decision rather quickly. Ward is one of the draft’s top players and could be off the board inside the top eight picks. If three or four quarterbacks are taken before the Packers pick, however, things could get interesting. If the Packers land Ward at No. 14 without having to trade up, it would be a perfect start to the draft.

Marcus Davenport, EDGE, UTSA (FanSided)

Davenport has been a popular name in mock drafts all offseason. I love his potential. What’s interesting about Peter Bukowski’s seven-round mock is that he has the Packers trading up from No. 45 back into the first round to select cornerback Josh Jackson. I’d love to see that.

Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa (Bleacher Report)

If Jackson falls into the 20s, which is possible, Gutekunst could look to move up. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report doesn’t see that happening, though, but still has Jackson heading to Green Bay. Miller’s latest mock has the Packers taking the talented corner at No. 14. A Jackson-Kevin King pairing would be fun.

Marcus Davenport, EDGE, UTSA (CBS Sports)

Another mock, another pick for Davenport. Unless a name like Ward, Minkah Fitzpatrick or Tremaine Edmunds drops to No. 14, I think this is a very realistic possibility.

Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College (Draft Wire)

Landry is another edge rusher to watch. Luke Easterling has the Packers selecting Landry over Davenport, who slips all the way to the Los Angeles Rams at No. 23.

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Which of these names would you most like to see the Packers select in the first round?