Packers 2022 four-round mock draft following playoff loss to 49ers

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I didn’t want to start doing Green Bay Packers mock drafts for another couple of weeks. I was convinced, like many Green Bay fans, this was the year the Pack was going to go all the way and win the Super Bowl. A divisional-round exit is not what we had in mind, but here we are.

Although we can’t know right now what will happen over the course of the next couple of months, we can still look at the upcoming NFL Draft at the end of April and look for players that could be a big part of the franchise moving forward. Whether that includes Aaron Rodgers remains to be seen. We will obviously know more by the time the draft comes around, but until then, we’ll just have to do the only thing we can. And that’s to make predictions.

Here’s the first ‘Mock Draft Monday’ of the offseason. The mock draft was done on The Draft Network with their player rankings and player profiles.

The Packers will have the 28th pick in the draft.

Buckeyes . Chris Olave. 28. player. 812. . Wide Reciever

I hate to say it, but I’m just not sure I see a situation where the Packers keep Aaron Rodgers. He doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuild, and understandably so. But if he comes back, that means less money for everybody else, likely resulting in a rebuild situation. If Rodgers comes back, then I don’t see how the Packers can keep Davante Adams either.

If they both leave via trade (Rodgers) or free agency (Adams), that would open up a lot of cap space and it would now be Jordan Love’s team. Without Adams, or any receivers really, the Packers are going to have to give Love some weapons if they are going to stay competitive. I think Chris Olave would be that guy for the Packers and Love’s Davante Adams.

He is probably the best route-runner in the class and would immediately fill a glaring need for the offense. I’m not saying he will be as good as Adams, but I think he has a great future ahead of him. His size and strength are something that could be put on a ‘cons’ list, but his football IQ will help make up for that.

You can read his full draft profile on The Draft Network.