Four Packers mock drafts based on potential free agency outcomes

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With Robby Anderson signed

This is a route I don’t necessarily see the Packers taking. Currently, according to Spotrac, Robby Anderson’s market value is about $12 million per year, but there are also reports that he may be asking even more.

However, if they decide to sign Anderson or another receiver, they won’t have to feel the pressure of drafting a receiver in the early rounds of the draft and could focus more on a linebacker or the offensive and defensive line. I don’t think signing a receiver means they won’t draft one, but I think they would wait until the middle rounds to take one to add some depth.

Round 1 (30):  LB Kenneth Murray – Oklahoma

Round 2 (62): OT Isaiah Wilson – Georgia

Round 3 (94): TE Thaddeus Moss – LSU

Round 4 (126): WR Chase Claypool – Notre Dame

Round 5 (157): DL Khalil Davis – Nebraska

Round 6 (172): WR Quintez Cephus – Wisconsin

Round 6 (189): RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Vanderbilt

Round 7 (201): DL Raequan Williams – Michigan State

Round 7 (219): WR Jauan Jennings – Tennessee

In this scenario, I went with a linebacker in the first round again. I think Murray possesses the leadership and ability that the Packers would like to have. Yes, I know Za’Darius Smith is the leader of the defense, but bringing in a guy like Murray wouldn’t hurt either.

With Bulaga likely departing after signing Anderson to a big contract, I think it’s important to draft an offensive tackle early. Isaiah Wilson is a guy who will do what he can to get the job done, no matter how pretty or ugly it looks.

I took three receivers to add some extra depth, but waited until the fourth round, addressing other needs first. I think with the combination of Claypool, Cephus, and Jennings, the Packers are bound to get at least one or two guys who can contribute in some way. I took a flyer on Jennings. The talent is there, but there are some questions about his character, which I’m guessing is why he is not being talked about a lot in this receiver class.