Round 1 (24): Bryan Bresee, DL, Clemson
There should be a ton of value on Day 2 of the draft, so it would be a smart move to trade down. Here, the Packers go from No. 15 to No. 24, but pick up the Jacksonville Jaguars’ second-round pick by doing so.
And with the 24th selection in the first round, the Packers land talented Clemson defensive lineman Bryan Bresee.
Bresee may fall due to his recent injury history, and he needs time to develop, but he is a phenomenal athlete with the potential to become a star.
He dominated at the NFL Scouting Combine and earned a Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.59 out of 10.
“Bresee’s searing explosiveness and lateral agility, at his size, make him a weaponized wrecking ball in the trenches,” wrote Pro Football Network’s Ian Cummings.
With Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry both gone in free agency, the Packers need to add a defensive tackle in the draft. Bresee could be an excellent long-term starter alongside Kenny Clark and Devonte Wyatt.
Bresee would immediately provide interior pass rush. He made nine sacks in 28 games at Clemson.
He may need time to develop, but the Packers love drafting elite athletes with star potential in the first round, and that perfectly describes Bryan Bresee.