Using The Draft Network’s mock draft machine, I drafted all seven rounds for the Packers.
Mock draft season is in full swing. It may be a bit early to take them seriously, but they are still fun to do nonetheless. The Draft Network has a mock draft machine where you can take control of the Packers and draft for them. If you haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you do it.
I did a seven-round mock draft with the Packers and the computer took control of the other 31 teams. Since I used the free version, you couldn’t make any in-draft trades, so I stood still and drafted in all the spots the Packers are slated to have a draft pick.
The Draft Network uses a predictive draft board, so the “top players” aren’t automatically selected. Often times it drafts players based on need.
So without further adieu, here is my seven-round mock draft for the Green Bay Packers.
Round 1 (30): Kenneth Murray, ILB – Oklahoma
While I was waiting for my pick, I saw all of my favorite receivers go off the board by the 21st pick when the Eagles took Laviska Shenault. But that’s okay because this draft is loaded with wide receivers, so I figured I could take a receiver or two later on.
Luckily, I had my pick at linebacker. Both Kenneth Murray and Patrick Queen were available. I would honestly be happy if the Packers took either, but my preference was Murray. He is a little bigger than Queen so his impact stopping the run will be good to have. However, he may not be as good in pass defense as Queen, but would still be an improvement over Blake Martinez in that area.
In the actual draft, it would surprise me if either of these players were available at pick 30. Since the receiver class is so deep, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Packers trade up for a linebacker. But if they are taken too early, I could see the Packers trading down too, adding more draft capital and taking a receiver in the second round.