Packers land receiver in early 2021 seven-round mock draft

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A way-too-early Green Bay Packers 2021 seven-round mock draft.

It’s time for a way-too-early 2021 mock draft for the Green Bay Packers.

As the Packers prepare for the start of the new season, they’ll be hoping their new additions via free agency and this year’s draft will make the difference in their push for the Super Bowl. But it never works out perfectly and next offseason we’ll again be discussing the Packers’ biggest needs. GM Brian Gutekunst will then aim to address as many of them as possible, while also trying to re-sign the team’s best free agents.

Over the past few months, Gutekunst has made some additions in an attempt to fix some of the areas of concern from last season. He signed wide receiver Devin Funchess, tackle Rick Wagner, and linebacker Christian Kirksey, all three playing at positions of need.

However, in the draft, it seemed Gutekunst’s focus was on the future by selecting quarterback Jordan Love in the first round. Love will be a backup early in his career. The same is true of second-round pick AJ Dillon who will, at best, be the number two running back behind Aaron Jones this year.

Many of the Packers’ biggest needs this past offseason could still be areas of concern next year. And here’s my attempt at fixing many of them in a seven-round mock draft. To create this mock, I used The Draft Network’s mock draft machine.