Packers 2022 NFL 7-round mock drafts decided by a computer simulation

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Packers seven-round mock draft #3

Round 1 (22): George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

Love this pick. George Karlaftis could be gone before No. 22, but this would a dream scenario if he fell. Karlaftis adds a ton of talent to the Packers’ pass rush.

Round 1 (28): Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

Like in the previous simulation, it could be tough to pass up Nakobe Dean if he falls this far. Krys Barnes played around half the defensive snaps in 2021, so Dean could contribute in that role right away.

Round 2 (53): Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

Bernhard Raimann turns 25 in September, which is why it’s hard to see the Packers taking him in the first round. But on Day 2? This could make a ton of sense.

Round 2 (60): Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA

The simulator has Green Bay trading down one spot here.

Tariq Woolen has a ton of potential. He is 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, and ran a 4.26-second 40-yard dash. He is a great athlete with an RAS of 10 out of 10.

The Packers would have Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes, Rasul Douglas, and Woolen. That’s a lot of cornerback talent, but who is best suited for the slot? That’s the only concern.

Round 3 (92): Carson Strong, QB, Nevada

The first simulator had Green Bay drafting Carson Strong in the second round. That was a bad move. Going in the third round isn’t much better, either.

Round 4 (133): Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

Wan’Dale Robinson would be a good mid-round addition for the Packers, but it’s unlikely he’s the answer as their next WR1. Robinson is 5-foot-8, 178 pounds. Green Bay tends to go for bigger receivers.

Round 4 (140): Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame

Kyren Williams could provide some depth in the backfield and is a good pass-catcher.

Round 5 (156): Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor

With his size, speed, and athleticism, it’s easy to see why Tyquan Thornton would be a great fit in Green Bay’s offense.

Round 5 (171): Jerreth Sterns, WR, Western Kentucky

Round 6 (184): Obinna Eze, OT, TCU

Round 6 (192): Abram Smith, RB, Baylor

Round 7 (244): Chance Campbell, LB, Mississippi

Round 7 (249): Peyton Hendershot, TE, Indiana

Round 7 (257): Keaontay Ingram, RB, USC

Round 7 (258): D’Marco Jackson, LB, Appalachian State

Overall grade: C+

Again, just an OK grade.

George Karlaftis is a great pick, and Nakobe Dean improves the Packers’ defense even if he’s not in a full-time role early on. Bernhard Raimann is a solid pick and Tariq Woolen has great upside, although he could have limited snaps early on due to the Packers’ cornerback depth.

This would be another draft where Green Bay does nowhere near enough at wide receiver.