Packers currently have 30th pick in 2020 NFL Draft

Green Bay Packers, 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, 2018 NFL Draft (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers are set to have a late pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Ah, a late pick in the first round of the draft. How we’ve missed you. Winning and the Green Bay Packers weren’t used into the same sentence all too often in the previous two seasons, which gave the Packers a rare luxury of picking early in the draft.

While that was certainly fun during the draft, it’s much nicer seeing the Packers expected to pick later on. According to Tankathon, based on record Green Bay would own the 30th pick in the draft if the season ended today.

Of course, the playoffs will determine the draft order from picks 21 onwards. If the Packers go on to secure one of the top two seeds, they’d pick no earlier than 25th, barring a trade.

Green Bay’s first pick this past April was 12th overall. We can forget about GM Brian Gutekunst making a pick that high again in 2020. That pick currently belongs to the Los Angeles Chargers, who are four wins behind the Packers.

Wide receiver will likely be one of the team’s biggest needs when the draft rolls around next spring. While it’s possible they could address the position in free agency, Gutekunst may decide to wait until the draft. And for good reason.

NFL Network Analyst and former scout for the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns Daniel Jeremiah believes the 2020 wide receiver class is deep.

If Gutekunst decides to go wide receiver in the early rounds, there’s a good chance there will be a lot of talent to choose from. Picking late in the round shouldn’t matter too much for Green Bay to add talent to the wide receiver room.

A lot of football is still to be played before the draft order takes shape, but with each week it’s looking more and more likely the Packers will be picking late on Day 1.