Round 3 (78): Keeanu Benton, DL, Wisconsin
“Keeanu Benton is one of the best run-stuffing nose tackles in college football and this draft class,” wrote The Draft Network’s Damian Parson.
That would be music to the ears of Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry, whose defense struggled to stop the run last season, ranking 26th in the NFL.
The Packers need to strengthen their defensive line after losing Dean Lowry and Jarran Reed in free agency, and Benton could step right into the starting lineup alongside Kenny Clark and Devonte Wyatt.
Benton played in 12 games for Wisconsin last season, making 36 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 10 tackles for loss.
Round 4 (116): Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan
The Packers should double down at tight end in the draft. After selecting Darnell Washington, they land another top tight end prospect in Michigan’s Luke Schoonmaker.
Green Bay would have two of the best athletes at tight end in the class. Schoonmaker earned an RAS of 9.85 out of 10.
Schoonmaker needs some time to develop, but he would provide valuable depth initially. He is a talented blocker and has potential as a pass-catcher. It would be exciting to see him in the Packers’ offense.
A combination of Darnell Washington and Luke Schoonmaker would go a long way to fixing the Packers’ need at tight end.