Packers double-down at wide receiver in three-round mock draft

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Round 1 (28): Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Chris Olave, Jameson Williams, and Drake London were all off the board at No. 28, but Arkansas’ Treylon Burks was still available. Thank you very much.

At 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, Burks has the size and physicality the Packers love. A slightly disappointing combine performance could cause him to fall to No. 28, but let’s not overthink this. Burks can play. A first-team All-SEC in 2021 and a second-teamer the prior two seasons, Burks could quickly become WR1 in Green Bay.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah noted that Burks “has A.J. Brown-type upside”. It’s easy to see the comparisons between the two players.

Burks at No. 28 would be a dream start for the Packers.

Round 1 (29): Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

With five edge rushers already off the board, it didn’t make sense to reach for a pass rusher here. Instead, the Packers add one of the best safeties in the class with Michigan’s Daxton Hill.

Green Bay needs a third safety, and starting pair Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage are both entering contract years.

The Packers would be getting more than just a third safety in Hill. Hill offers versatility and can line up in the “star” position in Joe Barry’s defense.

The first-team All-Big Ten will make any defense better. He ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash and is excellent in coverage. Hill had eight pass defenses and two interceptions last season.

By drafting Hill, the Packers’ secondary would be loaded with talent.