Packers mock draft and free agency: Predicting the 2020 offseason
Three-round mock draft
I used The Draft Network’s mock draft machine to put together this three-rounder.
Round 1 (30): Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
I was delighted to see Patrick Queen still available at No. 30. One of the best inside linebackers in the class, Queen would give the Packers an immediate starter in the middle of the defense. Along with the addition of Onwuasor in free agency, the Packers would be much improved at the position.
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com ranked Queen as the 16th best player in this year’s draft class and wrote that he has “outstanding burst, instincts and coverage ability”.
With Blake Martinez and B.J. Goodson gone, the Packers would need to go linebacker early in the draft. With Queen on the board, this was an easy choice.
Round 2 (62): Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Few wide receivers increased their stock more at the scouting combine than Baylor’s Denzel Mims. According to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, teams will view Mims as a second-rounder following his dominant combine performance. Mims ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash.
The 6-foot-3 receiver has good size and great hands. If he’s still there at No. 62 overall, this could be a home-run pick by the Packers.
Round 3 (94): Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
At this point, the offense is already looking a lot stronger. After re-signing Bulaga then bringing in Hooper via free agency and Mims in the second round, the Packers go receiver again. Gutekunst loves to double-down at positions of need.
Florida’s Van Jefferson would add more talent to the Packers’ wide receiver corps. Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network wrote that he is a “pro-ready wide receiver who should have little issue fitting into any system at the pro level”.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Jefferson is expected to be out 6-8 weeks due to a Jones fracture in his foot, but he will be healthy before training camp.