Packers land receiver in early 2021 seven-round mock draft

Jaylen Waddle (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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Baron Browning (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Baron Browning (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Round 3 (83): Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State

Inside linebacker could still be a big need for the Packers even if Christian Kirksey proves to be a great free-agent addition. It will be a big season for Oren Burks, who struggled to get playing time on defense last season.

The Packers did draft Kamal Martin this year, but they could look to add even more talent at the position in next year’s draft, and Ohio State’s Baron Browning could be an option in the third round. Browning has great sideline-to-sideline speed. He will be a player to watch at Ohio State this season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he rises up draft boards.

Round 4 (114): T.J. Carter, CB, Memphis

Cornerback is the future need not enough people are talking about. Kevin King’s contract is up at the end of the season, and the Packers also appear to have moved on from Tramon Williams. Even before we consider King’s uncertain future beyond 2020, the Packers have a decision to make with who replaces Williams in the slot.

Can Josh Jackson make a third-year jump? Will Chandon Sullivan take over Williams’ role as the slot corner? There are lot of questions for Green Bay at cornerback this year. And with King becoming a free agent, drafting a cornerback makes sense. They could turn to the position earlier on, but I have them selecting T.J. Carter out of Memphis in the fourth round.