The latest Green Bay Packers four-round mock draft.
Who will the Packers select at No. 14?
Round 1, Pick 14: Marcus Davenport, EDGE, UTSA
Realistically, Davenport will be drafted here. Sure he’s no Bradley Chubb, Minkah Fitzpatrick or Tremaine Edmunds, but Davenport is a solid choice for the 14th pick. He is an intelligent, strong, and humble player that would work well with in Mike Pettine’s system. His movement is fluid, and his long arm moves make him a threat to any offense.
The 49ers have recently demonstrated a heavy amount of interest in Davenport, according to Matt Barrows, appearing at his pro day, and reportedly setting up further connection with the prospect. In perspective, if teams are considering him in the top 10, the Packers shouldn’t have a problem with him at 14.
And while some dub him as slow and slightly uncoordinated, one special factor continues to work in Davenport’s favor when it comes to these mock drafts: potential. Not only has he shown continuous improvement throughout his career, he has managed to show flashes of brilliance, especially with his performance at the Senior Bowl.
Round 2, Pick 45: Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
After trading away Damarious Randall, the Packers need a lot of help at the cornerback position. Although they lessened the pain by signing Tramon Williams, there is still work to be done. Hughes would be a great option in the second round, especially since some have mocked him to the Packers at 14.
While he may be undersized, his aggression and speed make up for it. He needs improvement, but his potential should be enough to make him a formidable player.
Round 3, Pick 76: Rasheem Green, DE, USC
Green was a five-star recruit coming into college, and truly demonstrated that throughout his time at USC. Many even believe that Green could have been a top-10 pick next year if he stayed back in college. Based on this fact, Green should work perfectly for this team. Over the offseason, the Packers solidified the defensive line by adding Muhammad Wilkerson to the mix. Green won’t start, giving him good amount of time to increase his playing ability. This is the best fit for him to evolve into the first-round pick many think he is.
Round 4, Pick 101: Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State
At 6-foot-4, Ateman demonstrated a great deal of talent in his time at Oklahoma State. Last year, Ateman made 59 receptions for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns. With those numbers, Ateman is a great sleeper pick for the Packers in Round 4. He may even soften the blow from releasing Jordy Nelson quite a bit.
Round 4, Pick 133: D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State
Reed has something to prove. Playing in a position usually dominated by taller players, he is a shorter cornerback, but not one that will let that stop him from playing in the NFL.
He is recognized as a hard worker on and off the field, and that kind of attitude pays off big in this league.
Although he is only 5-foot-9, Reed has a gifted tackling ability and reach. A situation rare in the fourth round, Reed has the talent to play as a starter, and the dedication to make an impact on any franchise for years to come.