The Green Bay Packers select a premium position in the first round and add a strong pair of safeties in this seven-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft.
There is a lot to be decided before the 2023 NFL Draft rolls around in late April. Free agency, cap maneuvering, tough cuts, and more await after the scouting combine, which also has its place as a part of the process that sees players leap up boards.
But, we can’t help it. Draft season is way too much fun, and mock drafts are a fun projection.
For the Green Bay Packers, the third offseason of an Aaron Rodgers saga is forming. When the darkness retreat ends, and the decision is made, the road to reloading for another run or looking at a more long-term future begins.
Packers 7-Round 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Premium Position Early
The Packers are projected to have a lot of selections in the draft when April arrives. A few projected compensatory selections bumps them up to 11 selections, five of those coming in the seventh round.
There’s a good chance that Green Bay won’t hold on to them all, but for the purposes of this seven-round mock, they did. A premium position, a double-down at a key spot, and offensive help awaits this Packers seven-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft. Off we go!
Round 1 (15): Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
The Green Bay Packers are in a very weird spot at pick 15. They’re very likely out of range of the top tackles, top corners, potentially Brian Branch, and the elite of the elite. So, the idea of trading down is one that makes so much sense, as the true meat of the draft is between picks 20 and 80.
Here, the Packers go with a longtime staple of the first round, premium position, this one being edge rusher. There are questions about Preston Smith being here long-term, even after the cap-helping extension that pushed money down the road.
Kingsley Enagbare is a good number three, but Myles Murphy would form a great bookend duo with Rashan Gary. Murphy has the physicality and length to set a strong edge, and his ability to convert first-step explosion into power. Production is a concern, but it was the same question surrounding Gary.