In this two-round mock draft, the Green Bay Packers trade back into the second round to address three positions of need.
The 2018 NFL Draft is just weeks away. It’s an important time not only for the Green Bay Packers, but also new general manager Brian Gutekunst. There is a ton of pressure on Gutekunst to hit on his draft picks right away. To make it back to the Super Bowl, the team needs upgrades at various positions, particularly on defense.
The Los Angeles Rams have been busy, signing just about every big name available. They will be expected to make a serious Super Bowl push. Considering the money they are spending, it has to work for them. The Packers have been going about their business much more quietly, but that’s not such a bad thing.
Gutekunst has made some good signings, addressing the need at tight end with Jimmy Graham. While it’s still possible the Packers look to add a tight end in the draft, one that can block ideally, Graham’s addition is good news for the passing game.
Muhammad Wilkerson helps make the strongest part of the Packers’ defense even better. Wilkerson will form a strong trio with Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark, and also help the team get more sacks. Tramon Williams provides some short-term help at cornerback. His experience will make a difference.
But in what is shaping up to be a strong NFC, on paper at least, the Packers need to make their 12 draft picks count. Whether Gutekunst decides to use all of them or trade a couple away to move up, he has a great opportunity to fix a number of the team’s needs.
Let’s take a look at how the opening two rounds could play out.