Round 2 (44): Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
The Packers made a decision to start over at safety this offseason, and that started by signing Adrian Amos. On Day 2 of the draft, they’ll have an opportunity to make the position a strength.
The good news for Green Bay is that there is depth at the safety position in this draft class. While few names stand out as potential options at No. 12, there are a number of players Gutekunst could consider either at No. 30 or at No. 44. Here, the Packers wait until the second round, and in this mock Taylor Rapp out of Washington is still on the board.
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has Rapp ranked as the 39th best player in the class, and wrote that “Rapp is one of the most reliable/dependable players in this draft class”. And that’s exactly what the Packers need at the position. A starting duo of Rapp and Amos at safety would help the Packers’ ascending secondary reach the next level.
Rapp’s 40-times could cause him to fall to No. 44, which according to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller were in the range of 4.70-4.75 seconds.
Still, Rapp is one of the best safeties in a deep class and would be a great addition to the Packers’ secondary.