Packers three-round mock draft featuring trades in the opening two rounds.
If there is one thing Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst isn’t afraid to do, it is trading up. In the first round, too.
Gutekunst has made a habit of moving up for prospects he thinks can help the team. He has traded up for Jaire Alexander, Darnell Savage, and Jordan Love in the first round alone.
It would come as no surprise, then, if the Packers moved up again this year. They have the draft ammunition to make it happen with two first-rounders to work with.
With the help of The Draft Network’s mock draft machine, which allows trades using the premium version, I put together a three-round mock featuring two trade-ups.
Round 1 (10): Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State
According to Drafttek’s trade value chart, this deal would be about right. The Packers give up both of their first-rounders to receive the New York Jets’ pick at No. 10 overall, while also swapping third-rounders, which helps Green Bay jump up significantly in that round.
With a pick inside the top 10, the Packers land one of the best pass rushers in the class. Wide receiver might be Green Bay’s top need, but strengthening the pass-rush depth should also be a top priority.
Jermaine Johnson’s upside is through the roof. In his one season at Florida State, he made 11.5 sacks, 17.5 tackles for loss, and forced two fumbles. Johnson can become an outstanding pass rusher in the NFL, and he’s also excellent in run defense.
Learning from Rashan Gary and Preston Smith, the Packers could have one of the league’s top trios on the edge moving forward.