With the Green Bay Packers making a few moves in free agency, their plans for the draft may have changed. Here is a mock draft after signing three free agents.
They weren’t exactly spenders like they were last year, but the Packers were still somewhat active in free agency again this year. And like last year, GM Brian Gutekunst added to positions where they needed some help. At linebacker, he brought in former Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey. He brought in Bryan Bulaga’s replacement in Rick Wagner and reportedly signed veteran receiver Devin Funchess.
They didn’t make any splash signings, but I think what the Packers did was pretty smart. They don’t have a lot of cap space and will need to pay up in the near future to keep both Kenny Clark and David Bakhtiari around. I think they are going to try to add some key pieces through the draft. Just because they signed players at those positions doesn’t mean they are set. I’d actually like to see them add another player at each of those positions.
Using The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator, I did a seven-round mock draft with the Packers’ recent additions in mind. If you have ever used the simulator, you know that once in a while the draft can get a little weird and not necessarily realistic. In my case, quarterback Joe Burrow fell to the Dolphins at number five. Rather than restarting the draft, I let the chips fall where they may and kept drafting.