Packers: Picks in NFL.com mock draft would be a home run
We are well and truly into mock draft season, and it’s fun to see all the different possible scenarios for the Green Bay Packers on draft day.
A recent mock draft by Chad Reuter of NFL.com would be a home run for the Packers.
Reuter’s mock draft has the Packers picking twice in the first round.
Along with their original selection at 15th overall, they also receive the 13th pick from the New York Jets in the Aaron Rodgers deal. That’s a great start.
Reuter then has Green Bay selecting Ohio State offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. and Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer.
It’s hard to argue with those picks. Johnson and Mayer in the first round would be a home run for the Packers.
I’d have personally picked Utah’s Dalton Kincaid over Mayer due to his pass-catching ability, but there’s no doubt that Mayer is the best all-around tight end in the class and would be a great addition to Green Bay’s offense.
In Johnson, the Packers would be getting their future left tackle. Before taking over from David Bakhtiari at some point in the future, he would be able to learn from the five-time All-Pro while starting at right tackle.
Mayer would also be a Day 1 starter. He is an excellent blocker and would also become a reliable, go-to receiver for Jordan Love.
The Packers would be off and running in the 2023 NFL Draft, making two great picks to support Love in his first season as a starter.
Now it’s over to GM Brian Gutekunst to convince the Jets to part ways with a first-round pick in the Aaron Rodgers trade. That’s likely not going to be an easy task in the coming weeks. But if Green Bay can enter the draft with the 13th and 15th picks, they will be in a perfect position.