Packers 2021 three-round mock draft after first week of free agency

Asante Samuel Jr. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Asante Samuel Jr. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The first week of free agency has passed without the Green Bay Packers being too busy.

They did make one of the most important moves they’ll make all spring by re-signing superstar running back Aaron Jones. Running back now moves down the list of priorities this offseason.

The Packers have lost a couple of keys players, running back Jamaal Williams and center Corey Linsley.

With the first week of free agency complete, how could this change the Packers’ draft plans?

Round 1 (29): Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State

At the time of writing, the Packers are yet to make any additions at the cornerback position while Kevin King remains a free agent. There’s still an outside possibility King returns to Green Bay on a short-term deal, but that would seem unlikely at this stage.

Florida State’s Asante Samuel Jr. will be a player to watch in the draft. Justin Melo of The Draft Network reported last month that the Packers have met virtually with Samuel.

Samuel has 20 pass defenses and four interceptions over the past two seasons. According to Pro Football Focus, he has 30 forced incompletions since 2018, second-most among power five cornerbacks.

Samuel can line up outside or in the slot and can start right away in this defense.

Round 2 (62): Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington

The Packers stick with defense in the second round by strengthening the defensive line. Washington’s Levi Onwuzurike didn’t play in 2020 but had 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks in his previous three seasons.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah has Onwuzurike 28th in his prospect rankings for 2021, writing that he’s a “slightly undersized defensive tackle who was highly destructive in every Washington game I studied”.

Green Bay adds another defensive starter in the second round.

Round 3 (92): Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

For the first time since 2015, the Packers draft a wide receiver inside the opening three rounds. Brother of current Packer Equanimeous, Amon-Ra St. Brown has plenty to offer Green Bay’s offense.

St. Brown would be an exciting addition for the Packers as he could be used in so many ways.

St. Brown only played in six games last season but still had seven receiving touchdowns. In 2019, he had 1,042 receiving yards with six touchdowns.