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

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Round 2 (45): Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech

After strengthening the defensive line earlier in the round, the Packers land one of the best edge rushers in the class in Georgia Tech’s Keion White.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah has White eighth in his top 50 prospect rankings.

“White is one of my favorite players in the class and could emerge as the top defender in the class,” wrote Jeremiah.

Green Bay needs to add to its pass rush. White would get to learn from Rashan Gary and Preston Smith and could quickly become a key starter.

Round 2 (46) Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

Green Bay could potentially lose its top two tight ends in free agency, so doubling down at the position makes sense. Whereas Dalton Kincaid is an excellent pass-catcher, Darnell Washington would be drafted for his dominant blocking ability.

“He’s an outstanding asset on running downs due to his blocking prowess,” writes The Draft Network’s Damian Parson.

Washington’s blocking ability makes him the ideal replacement for Marcedes Lewis. He can also contribute as a receiver, having caught 28 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Round 3 (78): Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

Another receiver for Jordan Love to throw to.

Defenses already have to worry about Christian Watson’s speed. Jalin Hyatt also has game-changing speed and is a home-run hitter. He won the Biletnikoff Award in 2022.

“Hyatt has the makings of an impact weapon at the next level that is a math-changer for his offense given the attention his skill set demands and how it can impact spacing,” wrote The Draft Network’s Joe Marino.

Together, Hyatt and Watson would have the ability to stretch defenses vertically, creating a ton of opportunities underneath for Romeo Doubs, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Dalton Kincaid.

With the Packers’ new pass-catching options, this offense could become tough to defend.