Packers make three trades in huge 2023 three-round mock draft

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Round 1 (15): Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

I know, I know. Wouldn’t it just be classic Green Bay Packers to finally draft a first-round wide receiver the moment Aaron Rodgers is gone?

Well, here, they get Jordan Love some much-needed help.

Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba could fit perfectly in the Packers’ offense. He can line up in the slot and would be a great complement to Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in the passing game.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Smith-Njigba ranked first among wide receivers in the class, writing that “he could be a star at the next level.”

The Packers would be set long-term at wide receiver. They could move forward with a talented trio of Watson, Doubs, and Smith-Njigba.

Round 1 (29): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

But the Packers still need a tight end. Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis are free agents and could be gone this offseason.

If you’ve followed any of my mock drafts this spring, you’ll know how much I love Utah’s Dalton Kincaid. A first-team All-Pac-12 in 2022, Kincaid is a dominant receiver.

The Packers finally fix their long-term need at tight end.

And what an exciting young receiving corps the Packers would now have. After adding Smith-Njigba and Kincaid to the offense, Love would be surrounded with plenty of pass-catching options.