Just days away from the 2022 NFL Draft, it’s time for another Green Bay Packers mock.
And this is a fun one. The Packers have made some draft-day trades in recent years, so why not another? Green Bay could use one of its first-rounders to move up.
The trade below could make sense for both teams.
Green Bay is in win-now mode. If it can trade up for an impact player, why not? Whereas the Houston Texans are rebuilding. Having already picked at No. 3 overall, trading down could make sense.
This trade proposal would see the Packers move from No. 22 to No. 13, sending one of their second-rounders back in return. This deal lines up perfectly with Drafttek’s trade value chart.
Round 1 (13): Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
If Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton falls this far, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst should be on the phone.
And it may be a possibility. According to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, Hamilton could fall on draft day. Pauline wrote:
"“And while some players are rising, Kyle Hamilton continues to fall. Many in the league tell me they think Hamilton ends up somewhere between picks 15 to 20.”"
Moving up eight spots this high in the first round doesn’t come cheap, but for Hamilton, it would be well worth it for Green Bay.
Hamilton is so talented he could quickly become the Packers’ best safety. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein believes he can be a “future Pro Bowler with All-Pro potential.”
Safety is a need for the Packers this offseason, and they won’t find one better in the draft than Hamilton, a consensus All-American in 2021 and former first-team All-SEC.
With the addition of Hamilton, the Packers’ secondary would become the best in the NFL. He would give defensive coordinator Joe Barry so much flexibility.
Hamilton could start alongside Adrian Amos, with Darnell Savage moving to slot corner. Hamilton, too, can play in that “star” position.
He ticks every box the Packers look for in the first round. Athleticism? Hamilton has a Relative Athletic Score of 9.30 out of 10. Age? He turned 21 just last month.
Hamilton has star potential and plays at a position of need. He would make the Packers’ secondary dominant. Well worth trading up for.