Three different Green Bay Packers mock drafts, each featuring Aaron Rodgers trade packages.
With only one month to go until the 2023 NFL Draft, let’s have some fun. Here are three different Green Bay Packers four-round mock drafts, presenting different scenarios in each.
Every mock includes an Aaron Rodgers-to-New York Jets trade.
So, how could things play out in the 2023 NFL Draft for the Packers?
Packers mock draft #1: The huge trade up
Nice and simple. The Packers get a first-rounder for Aaron Rodgers. No 2024 picks or players are required to get the deal done in this scenario. The Jets just have to be willing to part ways with the 13th overall selection.
Now owning the 13th and 15th picks, the Packers are perfectly positioned to make a blockbuster trade to third overall.
Round 1 (3): Will Anderson, EDGE, Alabama
With quarterbacks expected to go with the top two picks, the Packers move up for the best player in the draft class, Alabama pass rusher Will Anderson.
“His traits, athleticism and production against high-level competition are indicators of a Pro Bowl future,” wrote Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.
Anderson made 27.5 sacks in his final two seasons at Alabama.
The Packers find themselves in a rare position with two top-15 picks. They cash in, moving up to select a future superstar at a premium position.
No team could match Green Bay’s pass-rush group of Anderson, Rashan Gary, Preston Smith, Kingsley Enagbare, and Justin Hollins.
Round 2 (45): Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
Green Bay continues to rebuild its wide receiver corps, adding speedster Jalin Hyatt. A game-changer and home-run hitter, Hyatt would form a scary trio alongside Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.
Round 3 (78): Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State
The Packers need a tight end. In the third round, they add South Dakota State’s Tucker Kraft. He is 6-foot-5, 254 pounds, and an excellent athlete. Kraft can block and is a talented receiver, making him a Day 1 starter in Green Bay.
Round 4 (116): Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State
Green Bay also needs a long-term starter at safety, and Ji’Ayir Brown can be that player. He also has the versatility to play in the slot.