With the Green Bay Packers on bye, it’s time for our first 2023 two-round mock draft.
For now, the Green Bay Packers remain in the playoff race. Victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday kept them in it. But it might not last for much longer.
The Packers need a miracle after their bye. It will require winning four out of four and getting some help along the way. Even if the Packers did somehow make the playoffs, is this team ready to make a run? Probably not.
In all likelihood, the attention will soon shift to the offseason. And with that, the 2023 NFL Draft. An important draft.
If Aaron Rodgers stays for another season, it could be a draft with the aim of finding instant contributors to help Green Bay compete in 2023. If Rodgers isn’t back, it could be an important draft to begin a rebuild, finding players to build around in the long term.
Depending on how the final four games of the regular season go, the Packers could end up with a pick inside the top 10 of the draft.
With a high pick, who could they take first?
Note: I used Pro Football Focus’ 2023 mock draft simulator for this article.