Packers: Way-too-early 2020 seven-round mock draft

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Round 6 (Pick 209): Alton Robinson, DE/OLB, Syracuse

This late in the draft, the Packers are basically buying lottery tickets. They might as well try their luck again at edge rusher. With Kyler Fackrell probably on his way out, the Packers need options in the event Rashan Gary continues to slip. With Christian Rector in the picture already, Robinson can become the team’s fifth pass rusher.

Robinson logged 4.5 sacks for the Orange in 2019, after 10 the year before. Clearly his talent is noticeable and adding a pass rusher to the very end of the depth chart with a double-digit sack season on his resume is a plus. There’s no guarantee Robinson would make the roster, but Mike Pettine would have plenty of horses to trot out different looks on passing downs.

Round 7 (Pick 226): Kelly Bryant, QB, Missouri

Kelly Bryant is wrapping up a turbulent college career. After taking over for Deshaun Watson, Bryant didn’t miss a beat and punctuated his impressive 2017 season with a 38-3 thumping of the Miami Hurricanes in the ACC Championship game. It went downhill from there, and eventually led to him being benched for Trevor Lawrence. He transferred to Missouri as a result.

Things didn’t get too much better there. He struggles a lot as a pocket passer, but has been incredibly good with his legs. With Aaron Rodgers in town, there’s nobody better for Bryant to try to learn from to become more proficient as a passer. At Clemson, he repeatedly made impressive throws from the pocket, showing scouts he has the hose to make it happen. This could also light a fire under the behind of Aaron Rodgers, who has not been himself in 2019.