Packers 3-round mock draft 2023: Surrounding Jordan Love with talent

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Imagine a world where the Green Bay Packers enter the Jordan Love era.

Learning from previous mistakes, they decide to focus on offense early in the draft, surrounding Love with a strong supporting cast.

The Packers have talent to build around in Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, and a solid offensive line.

In this mock draft, the focus is on adding more talent to the offense.

Trade #1

We begin with an Aaron Rodgers trade. The Packers make a deal with the New York Jets, receiving the No. 13 and No. 43 overall picks in the draft.

Trade #2

The Packers receive the No. 13 pick from New York, then send it to the New Orleans Saints in another trade. In return, Green Bay receives the No. 29 and No. 40 picks.

Round 1 (15): Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Jordan Addison won the 2021 Biletnikoff Award and is one of the draft’s top wide receivers. He could become an instant contributor in Green Bay, giving the team an outstanding young receiving trio.

Trade #3

This time, the Packers move up. They jump up four positions, going from No. 29 to No. 25, sending a fourth-rounder (No. 116) to the New York Giants.

Round 1 (25): Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah

Two or three tight ends could go in the first round, and Dalton Kincaid is among them. He was a dominant pass-catcher at Utah and could be the missing piece for the Packers at tight end.

Round 2 (40): Dawand Jones, T, Ohio State

Dawand Jones is 6-foot-8, 375 pounds, and impressed at the Senior Bowl. He could become a dominant starting tackle for the Packers.

Round 2 (43): Keion White, EDGE, Georgia Tech

It’s not all offense, though, as the Packers need to improve their pass rush. Georgia Tech’s Keion White could be a first-rounder. If he falls this far, the Packers should have an easy choice.

Round 2 (45): Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

Green Bay may need to double down at tight end if both Marcedes Lewis and Robert Tonyan leave in free agency. After drafting an excellent pass-catcher in Kincaid, they add a dominant blocker in Georgia’s Darnell Washington.

Washington is 6-foot-7 and can block like an offensive lineman, but he would also give the Packers a great pass-catching option in the red zone.

Round 3 (78): Jordan Battle, S, Alabama

The Packers may also need to find a new starting safety. If they don’t add a safety on Day 1, Alabama’s Jordan Battle would be a great option on Day 2.’s Lance Zierlein wrote that “Battle offers the size, speed and pedigree to become a starter early in his NFL career.”