PFF mock draft has Packers hitting a home run in first round

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All signs seem to be pointing to the Green Bay Packers moving on from Aaron Rodgers. Nothing is certain, but a trade to the New York Jets now appears to be in play.

Sam Monson and Mike Renner explored that possibility in their latest mock draft for Pro Football Focus.

In the mock, the Packers hold both the 13th and 15th picks in the first round, with the former coming via the New York Jets.

Green Bay then selects Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid.


In Smith-Njigba, the Packers would be getting one of the best wide receivers in the class. A player perfectly suited to lining up in the slot and making a bunch of catches each game. He is exactly what the Packers need offensively.

You know what else they need?

A game-changing tight end. That will be especially true if Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis don’t re-sign this offseason.

That’s where Dalton Kincaid comes in.

It’s a particularly strong tight end class this year, but you won’t find a better pass-catcher than Kincaid, who made 16 touchdown receptions in his final two seasons at Utah.

Talk about surrounding Jordan Love with receiving talent. And possibly doing a better job of it than in the final few seasons of Aaron Rodgers’ time in Green Bay, but that’s another point altogether.

Green Bay would have a young group of Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Dalton Kincaid. This could become the league’s best receiving corps before long.

Add in a couple of affordable veterans in free agency, or possibly re-sign Allen Lazard, and the Packers would be well set at wide receiver and tight end.

If the Packers land a first-rounder from the Jets then draft Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Dalton Kincaid, consider it a home run for Green Bay.