Jordan Love's fast start to the season hit a roadblock, and he put in arguably the worst performance of his career in the Green Bay Packers' Week 5 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Love has thrown six interceptions in the past three games. He isn't playing well, but the Packers need to do a better job of helping their young quarterback. While Love deserves his share of the blame, so do the offensive linemen, wide receivers, and head coach Matt LaFleur.
It was never going to be an easy season for the Packers. Ups and downs were the expectation for this young offense.
Love needs to play better. There's no doubt about that. But the Packers can make his life a whole lot easier in the offseason, and that's what we're going to do in this three-round mock draft. The Packers would pick eighth in the first round if the season finished today.
Packers Mock Draft: Jordan Love gets his star WR1
Christian Watson is a game-changer and Romeo Doubs is a reliable target, but both have a way to go before becoming a true WR1. Watson is always a big-play threat with his speed and athleticism, as he proved against the Raiders. But Watson's performance highlighted areas he needs to improve, notably showing more physicality to win the football instead of waiting for it to come to him.
Watson and Doubs have huge potential, but Green Bay could use a top-10 pick to land a star WR1. The Packers missed out on Justin Jefferson, but this time, they land a top wide receiver prospect from LSU. Enter Malik Nabers.
Nabers is having a phenomenal season for LSU, catching 46 passes for 771 yards and six touchdowns in only six games. He offers a bit of everything: Speed, route-running, yards-after-catch ability -- Nabers can do it all.
"His ability to win from the slot on vertical routes or as an all-round threat on the outside makes him a potential Stefon Diggs or Garrett Wilson-level player in the NFL," writes Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network.
With a receiver room of Nabers, Watson, Doubs, and Jayden Reed, Love would have one of the most talented supporting casts in the league.