Packers 7-round mock draft: The dream haul for Green Bay in 2023

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It's an unfamiliar feeling for the Green Bay Packers.

Most years, we wonder which moves they could make on draft day to help take that next step to the Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers. Now, they begin life in the Jordan Love era. It could lead to a more long-term approach when it comes to roster building.

At some point between now and draft day, we should know what the Packers will receive from the New York Jets in the trade for Rodgers.

Packers 7-round mock draft: Aaron Rodgers traded to Jets

In this scenario, the Packers don't get back a first-rounder this year. What they do get is a premium choice along with a conditional 2024 pick. It could start out as a third-rounder, but move to a second or first depending on factors such as Aaron Rodgers' performances, the Jets' record, and more.

Also, the Packers get the veteran wide receiver they need with Corey Davis. Restructuring his contract would be essential to making this move, but Davis would add some experience to a young receiving corps in Green Bay.

Round 1 (15): Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

At No. 15, the Packers address a premium position by selecting arguably the best offensive tackle in the class.

Ohio State's Paris Johnson Jr. deserves to go inside the top 10. That doesn't mean he will, though. This would be an absolute steal for the Packers if he fell to No. 15 overall. Johnson would be a Day 1 starter at right tackle, with the talent to become David Bakhtiari's eventual replacement on the left side.

According to Pro Football Focus, Johnson played 925 pass block snaps in college, allowing just one quarterback hit.

Tackle isn't a major need for the Packers. Bakhtiari can still play at a high level, Zach Tom impressed as a rookie, and Green Bay placed a second-rounded tender on Yosh Nijman. However, finding quality starters at tackle isn't easy, so the Packers can take advantage by landing their future left tackle when they don't desperately need to draft one.

Green Bay adds one of the best pass-protectors in the class, which is great news for Jordan Love.