Packers 2022 mock draft featuring Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams trades
Round 2 (42): Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia
We’re sticking with the defensive theme here. Georgia’s Devonte Wyatt would immediately help the Packers’ run defense but he also has plenty to offer as an interior pass rusher. Wyatt could start immediately next to Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry.
Round 2 (60): Max Mitchell, T, Louisiana
After not adding a tackle earlier on, which should be in play for the Packers, I went with Louisiana’s Max Mitchell in the second round. With David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Billy Turner, and Yosh Nijman, tackle isn’t a big need when everyone is healthy.
But Bakhtiari and Jenkins are both recovering from ACL tears, and it’s a good time for the Packers to add a talented young tackle to develop. Mitchell made Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 rankings for NFL.com, with Jeremiah noting that “Mitchell should develop into a solid starter once he adds some weight and play strength”.
Round 2 (64): John Metchie III, WR, Alabama
The Packers still avoid wide receiver in the first round but they do add a potential future star in the second with Alabama’s John Metchie III. It’s important to note that Metchie is coming off a torn ACL so it’s unclear how much he will play in 2022, if at all. But this would be a pick for the future, and Metchie has the potential to develop into a No. 1 wide receiver.
In the 13 games Metchie played this season, he made 96 catches for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns.
Round 3 (92): Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
Some more help for the defense in the third round. Brian Asamoah would be an exciting addition to the Packers’ defense. He’s an excellent tackler and earned Pro Football Focus’ highest tackling grade among Big 12 linebackers. Importantly, he impressed at the Senior Bowl and was named to Sports Illustrated’s All-Senior Bowl team.
Due to his size, it’s unclear whether he’ll be best suited at inside linebacker or safety, but he’s a great athlete with a lot of potential.