Round 2 (42): Keeanu Benton, DL, Wisconsin
As expected, the Packers now own two second-round picks, including the 42nd overall selection from the Jets. And they put it to good use here, selecting Wisconsin defensive tackle Keeanu Benton.
A need not getting enough attention is defensive tackle. Green Bay lost Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry, two starters along the defensive line. While second-year Devonte Wyatt will be expected to see a significant increase in snaps, the Packers must find another starter.
They get an excellent player in the second round with Benton, who made 4.5 sacks in his final season at Wisconsin. A starting trio of Benton, Wyatt, and Kenny Clark can be as good as any in the NFL.
Round 2 (45): Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa
The Packers shouldn't draft a tight end with the 13th overall pick, no matter how tempting it may be to select Dalton Kincaid or Michael Mayer. And this is why.
With such great depth at the position in this year's class, the Packers can afford to wait until the second round. And they may have landed the steal of the entire draft with Iowa's Sam LaPorta.
LaPorta picked up yards after the catch for fun at college and is an excellent pass-catcher. A significant upgrade for the Packers on offense as they find their new TE1.