Shocking Aaron Rodgers trade shakes up Packers 7-round mock draft

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Round 2 (45): Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

Sam LaPorta to Green Bay makes too much sense. The Packers could draft a tight end at No. 15, with possible options including Utah's Dalton Kincaid and Notre Dame's Michael Mayer. But given the depth of the class, they don't need to.

In fact, they are probably better off avoiding the position in the first round, especially if Iowa's LaPorta is still on the board at No. 45.

LaPorta is another great athlete, earning a Relative Athletic Score of 9.01 out of 10. Despite not playing in a great offense at Iowa, he showed his potential as a TE1, especially with his excellent receiving ability.

One of LaPorta's biggest strengths is using his speed to pick up yards after the catch. Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus wrote that "LaPorta is outstanding with the ball in his hands", ranking him third among tight ends in the class.

Green Bay desperately needs to find an upgrade at tight end. But with such depth in this draft class, the Packers can double down at the position without needing to select a tight end in the first round. LaPorta would be a perfect fit in Matt LaFleur's offense and a dream second-round selection for the Packers.