A recent mock draft has the Green Bay Packers moving on from Aaron Rodgers, and it’s hard to argue with the picks made.
Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports projects an Aaron Rodgers-to-New York Jets trade in his latest mock draft. Green Bay enters the first round with two picks, Nos. 13 and 15.
And if Trapasso’s mock draft became a reality, Packers fans should be delighted.
The mock has Green Bay selecting Alabama defensive back Brian Branch at No. 13 and Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave at No. 15. That would immediately fix two of the team’s biggest offseason needs.
Branch is the best safety in the draft class and offers versatility.
“Branch can be a Swiss Army knife in the Packers secondary,” writes Trapasso.
And he’s spot on.
Not only could he start at safety in Joe Barry’s defense, but he could also address another area of need at slot corner. He could fit in wherever the Packers needed him in the secondary.
Branch played in 13 games this season, making 90 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, seven pass defenses, two interceptions, and three sacks.
Luke Musgrave would fix a big need at tight end.
He only played a couple of games due to injury last season, but he has the potential to become an excellent player in the NFL.
“The Packers add to the pass-catching contingent with the big, super-fast Musgrave to threaten the seam,” wrote Trapasso in the mock draft.
I love this pick.
Jordan Love would need some more talented pass-catchers to throw to, and Musgrave provides just that.
With Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs starting on the outside, Musgrave could dominate in the middle of the field.
Green Bay needs to improve at tight end, and Musgrave is one of the best in the draft class.
If the Packers ended Day 1 with Branch and Musgrave, they should be delighted.