Packers 2023 7-round mock drafts decided by computer simulation
Packers 7-round mock draft #2
Round 1 (15): Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Love this pick. The Packers make the dream start to this mock draft with Smith-Njigba. He is the best wide receiver in the draft and would be a difference-maker from Day 1 in Green Bay. If Smith-Njigba is still there at No. 15, Brian Gutekunst should run to the podium.
Round 2 (45): Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
Make this a second dream choice for the Packers. If Gutekunst drafts Smith-Njigba and McDonald with the top two picks, he won't just have hit a home run, he will have hit the ball out of the stadium. McDonald would provide depth at edge rusher, and it wouldn't be long before he's starting with Rashan Gary.
Round 3 (78): Brandon Joseph, S, Notre Dame
Maybe a little early, but the Packers need a safety, and Brandon Joseph has the potential to become a starter.
Round 4 (116): Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State
Jordan Love would be pleased with this mock. Back-to-back-to-back wide receiver picks.
Round 5 (149): Rakim Jarrett, WR, Maryland
Round 5 (170): Ronnie Bell, WR, Michigan
Round 7 (232): Kemari Averett, TE, Bethune Cookman
Round 7 (235): Xavier Henderson, S, Michigan State
Round 7 (242): Karl Brooks, DT, Bowling Green
Round 7 (256): Durell Nchami, EDGE, Maryland
Overall grade: B
This mock draft starts in the perfect way. Green Bay kicks it off with the dream combination of Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Will McDonald IV. However, the rest of the mock is just OK.
Four wide receivers seems a little much, and Green Bay doesn't address tight end until the seventh.
Still, give me those top two picks.