Packers pre-free agency three-round mock draft 2020

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Round 1 (30): Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Few players increased their draft stock more than Baylor’s Denzel Mims in Indianapolis last week. The star receiver backed up a dominant Senior Bowl performance with an equally impressive display at the NFL Scouting Combine.

FanSided’s Matt Verderame predicted Mims’ outstanding combine performance and has since written about how he’s becoming a first-round prospect. It’s hard to disagree. The Packers may have been hoping Mims would fall to No. 62 overall but at this stage, it’s looking more and more unlikely. If the Packers want to draft him, they might have to do so on Day 1.

The need at wide receiver is obvious. Davante Adams missed a month of regular-season action but still had more receiving yards than Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jake Kumerow combined. Allen Lazard stepped up as a solid number two option in 2019, but the Packers need to take the pressure off of Adams and give Aaron Rodgers more help.

With Mims’ impressive catch radius and Rodgers’ accuracy, the two could form an unstoppable partnership. He has star potential and could give the Packers a dominant wide receiver duo alongside Adams.

There’s still hope Mims could fall to the bottom of the second round, but it now seems highly unlikely. But at No. 30, the Packers could find a future star.