Round 1 (7): Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Alabama
I was absolutely delighted to see Will Anderson Jr. still on the board at No. 7 overall, giving the Packers an opportunity to draft the best edge rusher in the class.
Anderson can become a dominant pass rusher in the NFL. In his final two seasons at Alabama, he made 27.5 sacks and 48 tackles for loss. He also had a pick-six.
“He’s an explosive and fluid 6-foot-4, 243-pound blue-chip edge defender prospect,” wrote Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus.
Green Bay would have two superstars at edge rusher to build the defense around in Anderson and Rashan Gary.
If the Packers traded for the seventh overall pick and Anderson fell to them, it would be a dream scenario.
Round 1 (30): Broderick Jones, T, Georgia
With the Jordan Love era underway, the Packers add another long-term starter to build around. This time on offense.
David Bakhtiari might remain in Green Bay next season, but the Packers should begin to think about finding their future left tackle.
Green Bay has drafted three Georgia players in the past two years. They could add another with tackle Broderick Jones.
“Ultra-athletic tackle prospect with the size, length and potential to develop into a plus starter on the left side,” wrote Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.
The Packers finish Day 1 with two talented players at premium positions who can be starters for many years.