A 2021 mock draft sees the Packers select Ohio State receiver Chris Olave.
Get used to seeing wide receivers mocked to the Green Bay Packers between now and next April.
Even close to three months on from the 2020 NFL Draft, it’s still hard to believe the Packers didn’t walk away having selected at least one wide receiver. In the deepest class we’ve seen in quite some time.
Green Bay will be hoping new signing Devin Funchess can improve the offense and give them an upgrade on Geronimo Allison, which is possible, and that a healthy Equanimeous St. Brown will also make a difference. But both for the present and the future, drafting a wide receiver early on such as Tee Higgins or Denzel Mims could’ve made a huge difference for the Packers.
First-round receiver for the Packers?
At long last, could Aaron Rodgers finally get to watch his team draft a wide receiver in the first round?
I won’t believe it until I see it happen for real, but it would make a ton of sense. Randy Gurzi of NFL Spin Zone thinks it could happen in his 2021 first-round mock draft. Gurzi’s mock draft has some interesting picks including three quarterbacks going in the top 10, including the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement. He also has the Packers taking a receiver later in the round.
That receiver is Chris Olave out of Ohio State, who the Packers select 25th overall in the mock draft. Gurzi determined the draft order with NFL Spin Zone’s latest power rankings.
Drafting a receiver in the opening couple of rounds would make a lot of sense in 2021, although you could argue it’d come two or three years late. The Packers needed to strengthen their wide receiver corps this offseason, but there’s a good chance they haven’t done enough.
Which wide receiver prospects do you think could be first-rounders in 2021?