Round 2 (57): Darius Robinson, EDGE, Missouri
Even if the Packers release veteran Preston Smith, they still have two quality starters at edge rusher, Rashan Gary and Lukas Van Ness. However, bolstering their pass-rush depth is a priority, and with three picks in the opening two rounds, Green Bay can add another talented player at a premium position.
Darius Robinson's stock is soaring after a dominant week of Senior Bowl practices.
"The whispers among scouts get a little louder every time Darius Robinson takes a rep during 1v1's," writes The Athletic's Dane Brugler. "He's winning with get-off, power and technique."
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah was also impressed: "Saints star Cam Jordan came to mind when I watched Robinson this week. Robinson dominated in one-on-ones."
Robinson is 6-foot-5, 286 pounds, and would be perfect as a defensive end if the Packers move to a 4-3 defense. He wins with power, whether he's lined up inside or on the edge. Robinson made 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss at Missouri this season.
Even if Smith doesn't return, the Packers would have a dominant pass-rush trio of Robinson, Gary, and Van Ness. They can line up as defensive ends in a 4-3 and have the flexibility to move around. And if they also keep Smith? Look out.