Packers 2021 mock draft: Green Bay finally adds wide receiver

Sage Surratt (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Sage Surratt (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

A recent 2021 mock draft has the Packers selecting WR Sage Surratt.

All offseason, mock drafts had the Green Bay Packers going with a wide receiver in one of the early rounds. But it didn’t happen. Not only did the Packers not draft a receiver early, but not at all.

Despite that, the need at the position hasn’t gone away. Until proven otherwise, wide receiver is considered a need for this team. Maybe Devin Funchess will provide the answer at the number two spot, or possibly Equanimeous St. Brown will make the difference returning from injury.

But it’s also very possible the Packers will enter next offseason with the same need at wide receiver.

Packers land top WR in 2021 mock draft

Dan Schmelzer of NFL Mocks has written a first-round mock draft for the 2021 offseason and, as expected, the Packers go with a wide receiver on Day 1.

Schmelzer has Green Bay finally using a first-round pick at the position, selecting Sage Surratt out of Wake Forest. Schmelzer wrote that the “Packers typically like to add big and physical receivers to their mix and Surratt certainly fits the bill”.

He’s absolutely right that the Packers often go with big receivers — of the 10 wide receivers currently on the roster, five of them are either 6-foot-4 or 6-foot-5. Surratt is 6-foot-3, 215 pounds.

Last season at Wake Forest, Surratt caught 66 passes for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns, and he averaged 15.2 yards per reception.

Green Bay should’ve invested an early-round pick at the wide receiver position one or two years ago. The last time the team spent a pick as early as the third round on a receiver was Ty Montgomery in 2015, and Davante Adams in the second round back in 2014.

Better late than never, perhaps. If wide receiver is still a need next offseason, GM Brian Gutekunst needs to invest an early pick at the position. Maybe the player he drafts will be Wake Forest’s Sage Surratt.