Packers: 8 players worth trading up for in 2023 NFL Draft

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Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah


Picks 15-25


It's difficult to predict exactly where Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid will be drafted. Some mock drafts have the Packers picking him at No. 15 overall. That works. Other mocks have him falling to the bottom of the first round, or even the second.

What would make Kincaid a trade-up target for Green Bay is if he falls into the 20s or 30s.

The Packers could make their original selection at No. 15, perhaps adding an edge rusher or offensive tackle. Then, if Kincaid falls far enough, Gutekunst could pull off a big trade to move up, as he did with Christian Watson last year.

Green Bay desperately needs an upgrade at tight end. Yes, it's a deep class, but Kincaid could become a Pro Bowler. His receiving ability would immediately create problems for opposing defenses in the middle of the field. And with Christian Watson creating space underneath, Kincaid could make an impact early in his career.

It wouldn't be a surprise if the Packers drafted Kincaid at No. 15. But if they go in another direction and then Kincaid falls to the bottom of the first, Gutekunst should consider making a similar trade-up as he did to get Watson.