Packers: Best available prospects entering Day 2 of 2021 NFL Draft
Aaron Rodgers. OK — that’s the one and only mention the Rodgers situation is going to get in this article. Whether he’s traded or not, the Green Bay Packers have Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft to prepare for.
And there is still plenty of talent still on the board at many positions of need. The Packers addressed their secondary in the opening round with Georgia’s Eric Stokes on Thursday night.
Tonight, they will have the opportunity to add talent on offense at either wide receiver or the offensive line, or they could double-down with a pick to help the secondary, or maybe get stronger along the defensive line.
It should make for a fascinating night of the draft. Here are some of the top prospects still available entering Day 2:
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
It was surprising Owusu-Koramoah wasn’t a first-round pick so he likely won’t be around for long tonight. The Packers would likely need to trade up to get him, but we’re talking about an immediate starter at linebacker. Stokes and Owusu-Koramoah in the top two rounds would be a dream start to the draft for the Packers.
Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
A player many wanted for the Packers at No. 29, and understandably so. Excellent after the catch and a great slot receiver, Moore would be a perfect complement for Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in Matt LaFleur’s offense.
Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
Safety might not be a major need but if Moehrig is still there at No. 62, the Packers should run to the podium. One of the most talented defensive players in the class, Moehrig would strengthen the secondary.
Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
If Green Bay wants to double-down at cornerback like in 2018, Samuel Jr. would be a great choice. A pairing of Stokes and Samuel would revamp the cornerback position next to Jaire Alexander.
Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
Jenkins can be a long-term starter at right tackle and an immediate starter for Green Bay, solidifying one of the most important positions on offense.
Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Barmore could be a home-run pick on Day 2 and a perfect partner for Kenny Clark up front. If the Packers want to strengthen the defensive line, Barmore would be a great choice.
Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama
Dickerson’s injury history is a concern, but on talent alone, he should be a first-rounder. In need of a replacement for Corey Linsley at center, look no further than Dickerson.