Packers fix areas of need after trading in 2023 three-round mock draft

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Round 2 (38): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Tight end is a need for the Packers, and one of the best in the class was still on the board at No. 38. Utah’s Dalton Kincaid is a phenomenal pass-catching tight end and could quickly become Jordan Love’s favorite target.

Kincaid is coming off a great season at Utah. In 12 games, Kincaid caught 70 passes for 890 yards and eight touchdowns.

“Kincaid is a more explosive version of Zach Ertz coming out of college,” wrote NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah.

He would be an instant contributor in the Packers’ offense.

Round 2 (45): Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

And so would Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt.

Hyatt would be a perfect complement to Christian Watson. The Draft Network’s Joe Marino wrote that Hyatt is “the most dynamic vertical threat in the class with blazing speed.”

An offense with Hyatt and Watson together would be unfair on defenses.

Round 2 (62): Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

Strengthening the defensive line should also be on the Packers’ list of draft-day priorities. Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry are free agents, and upgrading the defensive line is important in the next few months.

Wisconsin’s Keeanu Benton has impressed at the Senior Bowl. He would add some interior pass rush to the Packers’ defense, having made 4.5 sacks this season. He would complement Kenny Clark and Devonte Wyatt, helping strengthen Green Bay’s defensive line.