With the countdown to the 2019 NFL Draft now within two weeks, here’s the latest Green Bay Packers mock draft roundup.
Two weeks to go.
What options could the Green Bay Packers have in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft? Let’s take a look around the internet at who some of the top draft analysts are predicting will land in Packers News.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Ryan Sanville’s latest first-round mock draft.
Brooks Austin (NFL Mocks)
In the latest NFL Mocks mock draft, the Packers pick Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson and Michigan edge rusher Chase Winovich in the first round. So far this offseason, Hockenson might be the most popular choice to Green Bay in mock drafts. His name has come up just about every week in this mock draft roundup. And I’m all for it.
While the Packers should look to continue adding players to the pass rush, Winovich at No. 30 might be a little early.
Charley Casserly (NFL.com)
In Charley Casserly’s recent mock for NFL.com, Green Bay strengthens the offensive line with Oklahoma’s Cody Ford. It might not be the most exciting pick in the world, but that doesn’t make it a bad one. Getting offensive line help is crucial for the Packers, and Ford could start right away at guard. It’s also possible Ford could eventually play tackle if Bryan Bulaga doesn’t re-sign in the offseason.
Ford’s versatility would give the Packers much-needed depth, and with the addition of Billy Turner and return of Cole Madison, they’d be in much better shape along the offensive line.
At No. 30, the Packers select Washington safety Taylor Rapp — an excellent addition the secondary — joining Adrian Amos as a starter at safety.
Kyle Crabbs (The Draft Network)
This is a fun mock draft — rather than predict where he thinks players will go, Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network makes picks based on what he’d do if he was the GM. Filling in for Brian Gutekunst, Crabbs has the Packers selecting Florida safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Washington State tackle Andre Dillard on Day 1.
Count me in. Gardner-Johnson would be a great addition at safety to play alongside Amos, and I love the fact draft analysts recognize the importance of improving the offensive line. Hopefully the Packers will agree.
Ryan Wilson (CBS Sports)
Another mock draft has Green Bay selecting Gardner-Johnson. This time, in Ryan Wilson’s mock draft for CBS Sports, Gardner-Johnson is selected at No. 30 with the Packers landing Hockenson at No. 12.
Which of these mock drafts do you prefer?