Packers three-round mock draft following Davante Adams trade
Packers three round-mock draft following Davante Adams trade.
Just like that, the Green Bay Packers no longer have their All-Pro wide receiver, Davante Adams. Strengthening the position now becomes priority number one this offseason.
Fortunately, along with $20 million of additional cap space following the trade, the Packers also received picks in the first and second rounds from the Las Vegas Raiders, giving them a total of five selections in the opening two days of the draft.
That’s more than enough resources to improve the roster, something I have attempted to do in this three-round mock draft.
Note: I used The Draft Network’s mock draft machine for this article.
Round 1 (22): Drake London, WR, USC
Let’s waste no time in getting a new wide receiver for the Packers. They may look to add a veteran in free agency or via a trade, but even if they do, GM Brian Gutekunst should still consider adding a receiver early in the draft.
London is 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, and would give Aaron Rodgers a huge target in the passing game. London can catch anything within a mile of him.
NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks has London as his top-ranked wide receiver in the class, writing that he “could be a dominant red-zone threat from Day 1”. Green Bay needs to improve in the red zone, especially after losing Davante Adams.
In his final season at USC, London caught 88 passes for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns. And he did this in just eight games. According to Pro Football Focus, London had a college-football best 19 contested catches in 2021.
The Packers could be spoiled for choice at wide receiver in the first round, but it’s hard to argue with picking Drake London at No. 22.