NFL Mocks addresses offense for Packers in three-round mock draft
NFL Mocks’ recent three-round mock draft has the Packers addressing their needs on offense early.
Alex Gilstrap of NFL Mocks put together a post-Super Bowl three-round mock draft this week. From a Green Bay Packers‘ perspective, the early focus was on fixing the offense.
With their first two selections, the Packers land Penn State wide receiver KJ Hamler and Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson.
I can certainly understand both choices.
It’s clear to anyone who watched the Packers this season that beyond Davante Adams, there is a major drop in production at the wide receiver position in Green Bay. Bolstering the depth chart at receiver should be a priority, and Hamler could help do that from Day 1.
Hamler’s speed and yards-after-catch ability would make an immediate impact in Green Bay’s offense, giving the team another difference-maker on this side of the ball.
Tackle could also be a need in the offseason. Finding a long-term replacement for Bryan Bulaga, whether he re-signs or walks, should be on the to-do list. Bulaga’s future will determine how high of a priority that becomes.
If Bulaga doesn’t return, tackle would be among the biggest needs this offseason. Without spending an early-round pick or signing a free agent, the Packers would run the risk of the offensive line taking a step back in 2020. I’m not sure moving Billy Turner from right guard to right tackle would be the answer.
Finally, in the third round of the mock, the Packers turn to defense and their biggest position of need on that side of the ball. They select linebacker Troy Dye out of Oregon.
As ever, draft needs will change depending on how free agency plays out. If Bulaga re-signs, tackle won’t be as big of a need. The future of Blake Martinez will also factor into the decisions at linebacker.