Packers seven-round mock draft: Green Bay adds receiver early

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Denzel Mims (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

In this week’s Mock Draft Monday, the Green Bay Packers check off a lot of team needs, including a receiver early.

The NFL Draft is just 17 days away and there is not much else going on in the NFL world. Free agency has died down a bit because a lot of teams want to see what will happen in the draft before they further address their needs via free agency. With this “lull” of action, mock drafts are a great way to stay connected to football.

In this mock draft, I provide a brief summary of the fit for each player and also a player comparison to each player to give us a better idea of the kind of player the prospect is. I used to find this information for each player. If it was available, I found their player comparison, height, weight, and other measurements if they were available/applicable.

I also added in the RAS (Relative Athletic Score) provided on Relative Athletic Scores grade a player’s measurements on a 0 to 10 scale compared to their peer group. Recently, the Packers have been drafting players with high RAS. So I kept that in mind as I did this mock draft.

I used The Draft Network mock draft machine for this. TDN doesn’t allow you to trade in their free version, so I didn’t trade up or down. I also didn’t stop and restart if I didn’t like the way it played out. I rolled with it and picked from the players that were available to me at the time.

So here is this week’s mock draft.

Round 1

Round 1 (30): WR Denzel Mims – Baylor

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 207 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.38 (96th percentile)

Player comparison: Chris Godwin

RAS: 9.76 

This has been a hot pick recently for the Packers. Mims is a burner with a track background. His bigger body allows him to box out defensive backs and he can absolutely go up and get the ball with a big catch radius. He would fit in very nicely in the Packers’ offense, and I’m sure Aaron Rodgers would love to launch a few passes deep to Mims.

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