NFL Mock Draft 2023: All offense for Packers in Day 2 predictions

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It wouldn't be the NFL Draft without the Green Bay Packers ignoring the fans' wishes for an offensive player and instead focusing on defense.

Despite that, Green Bay made an excellent pick in the first round with Iowa pass rusher Lukas Van Ness. It will be fun to watch Van Ness alongside Rashan Gary, Kenny Clark, and Preston Smith in the Packers' defense.

With edge rusher checked off the to-do list, it's now important to get Jordan Love some more receivers. And that's what Day 2 should be all about.

Packers Day 2 mock draft: Loading up on offense

Round 2 (42): Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

Fortunately, the Packers didn't draft a tight end at No. 13 overall. It would've been too early. In the end, Utah's Dalton Kincaid was the only tight end selected in the first round, going 25th to the Buffalo Bills.

Green Bay could trade up for a tight end, but it's possible one of the many talented players at the position falls to No. 42.

Darnell Washington is a world-class athlete. The 6-foot-7, 264-pound tight end ran an unbelievable 4.64-second 40-yard dash. He can block like an offensive lineman but has the speed, athleticism, and pass-catching ability to make an impact as a receiver.

Round 2 (45): Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

Having lost Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb in free agency, Green Bay must strengthen its wide receiver depth. The Packers didn't address wide receiver on the opening night of the draft, but that's no problem. There will be plenty of opportunities to strengthen the receiving corps on the second night of the draft.

Jalin Hyatt is one of the best deep threats in this year's draft class. Like Christian Watson, Hyatt can hit a home run at any moment, and it's something defenses always need to be prepared for. That alone helps the entire offense. As defenses respect Hyatt's speed, it creates opportunities underneath.

Round 3 (78): Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

A great Day 2 target for Green Bay is SMU's Rashee Rice, who has size, athleticism, and toughness. Rice's blocking ability would be welcomed by Matt LaFleur following the departure of Lazard, and the SMU wide receiver could quickly become a regular target for Jordan Love in Green Bay.

A wide receiver corps of Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jalin Hyatt, and Rashee Rice could dominate.

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