Packers 7-round mock draft with crazy 3-team Aaron Rodgers trade
Round 1 (11): Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Jaxon Smith-Njigba to the Packers at No. 15 would be the dream scenario. Unfortunately, there's a good chance that won't happen. ESPN Analytics' NFL Draft Predictor only gives the possibility of Smith-Njigba being available at No. 15 a 30% chance.
And it's understandable. He is the best wide receiver in the class, and it's not all that close. Teams picking directly ahead of the Packers, including the Houston Texans and New York Jets, are potential landing spots for the Ohio State star.
Houston will likely take a quarterback at No. 2, so a wide receiver at No. 12 makes a ton of sense. If the Packers love Smith-Njigba, they may need to trade ahead of the Texans.
That's what we do here. Green Bay sends its third-rounder to the Tennessee Titans to move up four spots for Smith-Njigba. Who needs a third-rounder? The Packers waste theirs every year, regardless.
In return, they find a perfect receiver for Matt LaFleur's offense and the ideal complement to Christian Watson.
While Watson scares defenses deep downfield, Smith-Njigba would dominate in the slot. Jordan Love could throw his way all day long, and Smith-Njigba could lead the Packers in receptions from year one.
A smooth route-runner with the ability to make huge plays in the slot, Smith-Njigba would be a home-run pick for the Packers. He's worth trading up for.