Could Henry Ruggs III fall to the Packers in the first round?
Decisions made over the next couple of weeks will have a big impact on the Green Bay Packers‘ draft plans. Free agency effectively begins on Monday, and GM Brian Gutekunst will be attempting to address areas of need on the roster.
Ahead of free agency, we’ve put together the latest mock draft roundup.
Once again, there are various opinions on which direction the Packers could go in with the No. 30 overall pick, highlighting just how many positions of need they have.
FanSided, Raju Byfield
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
This is an interesting mock draft by Raju Byfield of FanSided, who also wrote about the fantasy football impact each selection would have. At No. 30 overall, this would be a dream scenario for the Packers with Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III still on the board.
Ruggs would be a perfect complement to Davante Adams and make this offense hard to stop. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has him 12th in his overall prospect rankings, and wrote that he “has Tyreek Hill-type ability”.
NFL.com, Bucky Brooks
Joshua Jones, OT, Houston
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com has the Packers addressing the offensive line on Day 1, and it makes sense. Bryan Bulaga is about to hit free agency, and there is uncertainty at the right tackle spot for 2020. Joshua Jones is one of the best tackles in this year’s class.
It’s a good year to need a tackle, but the Packers could decide to address the position early and come back to other needs such as wide receiver later on.
The Draft Network, Kyle Crabbs
Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
Laviska Shenault can be a matchup problem for defenses in the NFL, and I’d love to see how Matt LaFleur would use him in the Packers offense. Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network has Shenault going to the Packers in his latest mock draft, writing that he likes “his upside as a big slot in Green Bay”.
CBS Sports, Pete Prisco
Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
The first selection on defense of the mock draft roundup. Inside linebacker is the Packers’ top need, and Pete Prisco of CBS Sports thinks it’s the position they’ll address first by selecting Kenneth Murray out of Oklahoma.
The Packers desperately need an inside linebacker who can make an immediate impact in Mike Pettine’s defense. Murray can be that player.