Round 1 (22): JC Latham, T, Alabama
Drafting Malik Nabers in the first round is great, but it means missing out on the best tackles in the class. Or does it?
Thanks to trading Aaron Rodgers and Rasul Douglas, Green Bay has the luxury of picking four times in Rounds 2 and 3. Why not use those additional selections to jump back into the first round? Even after making this deal with the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay would still own selections in the second and third rounds.
Moving up allows the Packers to fix one of their most pressing needs at tackle, especially with Alabama's JC Latham still on the board. Latham has top-15 talent, but the depth of this year's class could allow him to fall.
The Alabama tackle is 6-foot-6, 360 pounds, and plays with physicality. He mostly lines up at right tackle but can shift inside to guard. Zach Tom could move to left tackle to allow Latham to start on the right in Green Bay.
"Latham may need some fine-tuning all around, but his ceiling is that of a long-term starter and Pro Bowl-caliber player in the NFL," writes Kyle Crabbs of Athlon Sports.
Latham fixes a need at tackle as a replacement for Rasheed Walker and Yosh Nijman. The Packers move forward with Latham and Tom as their starting duo.