Packers 2022 three-round mock draft featuring two trades

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Round 2 (59): Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

With Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes, and Rasul Douglas at cornerback, along with Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage at safety, Green Bay’s secondary can be special in 2022. One area they need to focus on is safety depth. Henry Black remains a free agent and the Packers desperately need to find their third safety.

This was an easy choice with Baylor’s Jalen Pitre still on the board at No. 59 overall.

Pitre could play multiple positions in the defensive backfield for the Packers, including the “star” position, which he has familiarity with.

Amos and Savage are also free agents next offseason. The Packers tend to draft with one eye on the future. It’s entirely possible one, or both, of their current starting duo will be gone in 2023. Pitre would be able to make an impact in Joe Barry’s defense from year one, but potentially become a regular starter in 2023.

Last season at Baylor, Pitre made seven pass defenses and two interceptions. He’s excellent in coverage but is also strong against the run. According to Pro Football Focus, Pitre earned a run defense grade of 92.7 last season, highest of any Big 12 defensive back in a season since 2014.

A talented player with a ton of versatility, Pitre could be the missing piece in what is looking like a potentially dominant Packers secondary.