The Green Bay Packers need to add playmakers on offense. That much is clear in this week’s mock draft roundup.
Offense. Offense. Offense. It certainly could be the focus for the Green Bay Packers this spring after years of defensive dominance early in the draft.
The need to add playmakers on offense is clear, and many draft analysts agree, predicting the Packers to address this area of concern in the first round this April.
At No. 30, which position should the Packers target?
NFL Mocks, Dan Schmelzer
Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
A “dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands”. That’s how Dan Schmelzer of NFL Mocks described TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor in his latest mock draft. That’s who Schmelzer has Green Bay selecting at No. 30, and understandably so.
It’s fair to assume a few receivers will already be off the board by the time the Packers pick first, but Reagor could still be there late in the first round. He has game-changing speed, which is something this offseason desperately needs.
Bleacher Report, Matt Miller
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report also believes the Packers will add another pass catcher with their first pick, but in his post-Super Bowl mock draft, GM Brian Gutekunst turns to the tight end position.
There will be other opportunities to address the wide receiver position later in the draft, but the same might not be the case at tight end. Cole Kmet could give the Packers another mismatch in the passing game, and he’d form an exciting young duo with second-year Jace Sternberger.
CBS Sports, Ryan Wilson
Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins will likely be a first-round pick, but will he make it to No. 30? Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports believes the answer is yes, with the Packers selecting him with their first pick.
The 6-foot-4 receiver would be a good choice if he’s still there late in the first round. Higgins had 59 catches for 1,167 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2019.
NFL.com, Lance Zierlein
Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
It’s wide receiver again here but a different choice, which highlights the depth of this class. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com has the Packers going with Justin Jefferson out of LSU. Jefferson is another talented receiver who could easily be taken ahead of the Packers, but if he’s still there, it would be tough to pass up the chance to draft him.
Jefferson had an outstanding 2019 season, finishing with 111 receptions for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Imagine a wide receiver corps featuring Davante Adams, Jefferson and either another draft pick or a free-agent addition.