It’s time for another Green Bay Packers mock draft.
Last week, I put together a mock draft with the Packers trading up in the first round, something they have done in each of the past three drafts.
Another possibility would see Green Bay trade out of the first round, something the team did in 2017 before selecting Kevin King, and in 2008 before picking Jordy Nelson.
In the trade for this mock, I have Green Bay moving down five spots to No. 34, which is currently owned by the New York Jets. In return, the Jets send a fourth-round pick.
To help with the trades in this mock, I used DraftTek’s trade value chart.
Round 2 (34)
Despite moving out of the first round, the Packers are still able to land a first-round talent. With Teven Jenkins, Green Bay’s tackle position would be set for years. He is talented enough to start immediately, which will be important if David Bakhtiari has to miss any time at the beginning of the season.
Long-term, the Packers wouldn’t need to move Elgton Jenkins to tackle and could instead either keep him at guard or move him to center. Teven Jenkins can be a multi-year starter and give the a team a long-term replacement for Bryan Bulaga, who left in free agency last year.
Round 2 (62)
Green Bay gets its cornerback in the second round.
Eric Stokes grabbed everyone’s attention when he ran an unofficial 4.25-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. And he has the potential to become a very good player in the NFL.
Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline wrote that Stokes may begin his career being used in nickel packages, but adds that he “comes with a large upside”.
Stokes might not be ready to start in Joe Barry’s defense right away and could need some development, but that’s often the case for rookie cornerbacks. Expecting a year-one corner to make an immediate impact is unrealistic. You have to look long term, and Stokes has a ton of potential.
Round 3 (92)
I had Kendrick Green going to the Packers in my previous mock draft and I’m sticking with that. In the third round, Green Bay adds a player with the talent to compete for a starting job right away, and he offers the versatility to play either at center or guard.
With Corey Linsley gone, adding another talented interior lineman is important.
Up next is another trade.
If there’s one team that loves to trade down, it’s the New England Patriots. After the previous trade, the Packers were left with three picks in the fourth round. Two of them are used to jump back into the third round.
Round 3 (96)
At long last, it’s wide receiver time in Green Bay.
Amari Rodgers could be a home-run addition to the Packers’ offense and is worth trading up for. Lombardi Ave’s Daire Carragher wrote a great article on why Rodgers can be Randall Cobb 2.0 for the Packers.
Rodgers is phenomenal after the catch. According to Pro Football Focus, he picked up 613 yards after the catch last season, third-most in the draft class.
Rodgers could be the missing piece for Matt LaFleur’s offense. If there’s one area to improve the league’s highest-scoring offense, it’s finding a player who is dominant after the catch. That’s where Amari Rodgers comes in.