The NFL season ended Sunday evening — which means everyone seems to be now formally looking forward to 2021.
The draft shall be held April 29-Might 1. Actually, issues will change earlier than then — gamers shall be lower, maybe traded and different signed.
How rather more will draftniks know, although? The Senior Bowl was held however the NFL mix and professional days shall be digital occasions or evenly attended gatherings.
With all that in thoughts, we current our first have a look at mock drafts in regards to the Inexperienced Bay Packers. We’ll proceed to offer mock draft roundup updates sporadically main as much as the draft and see how a lot issues change.
As common, there’s no unanimous selection on which route the Packers would possibly go within the first spherical. And on this case it truly is various, as solely 4 gamers have been talked about greater than as soon as by the mocks we listed.
Most mock drafts solely deal with the primary spherical, but when there’s extra (sure, some do the total seven rounds), we’ve famous it and included all of the picks, too, after all. Facet word: Inexperienced Bay has no further picks – but. That may change as soon as the NFL broadcasts its compensatory picks.
Right here’s our preliminary roundup of mock drafts from across the internet:
Chad Reuter of NFL.com (Three rounds): Spherical 1 — Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse. “The Packers had among the finest offenses within the NFL regardless of not drafting a receiver final yr, so let’s assume they follow that method and as an alternative attempt to discover a bodily, lengthy nook to interchange possible free-agent loss Kevin King.”; Spherical 2 – Elijah Molden, CB, Washington; Spherical 3 – Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss.
Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports activities: Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse. “The Packers have a knack for irritating their followers with their latest first-round picks, usually deviating from essentially the most clear, apparent void on the roster. However on this case, it could make sense for the Packers to assessment the tape of their playoff loss and notice how huge a necessity this place can be. Melifonwu has the dimensions (practically 6-foot-Three and practically 215 kilos) to be a pure Kevin King alternative and lock down a beginning job exterior. If the Packers are going to be extra of a zone-heavy protection beneath Joe Barry, then including a Seattle-style nook makes a variety of sense.”
DraftTek (7 rounds): Spherical 1 – Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, USC; Spherical 2 – Shakur Brown, CB, Michigan State; Spherical 3 – Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina; Spherical 4 – Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech; Spherical 5 – Nico Collins, WR, Michigan; Spherical 6 – Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame; Spherical 7 – Tony Fields II, LB, West Virginia.
Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting Information: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida. “The Packers received loads of huge performs from Allen Lazard and Marques Valdez-Scantling to enhance Davante Adams, however they’ve a transparent want for a high-level devoted slot receiver with Jarvis Landry-like potential to raised work the center of the sphere for Aaron Rodgers. Toney is dynamic after the catch and in addition has some center of the field-stretching potential.”
Dane Brugler of The Athletic ($): Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia. “Though he’s nonetheless discovering his potential on the place, Stokes is an intriguing prospect as a result of he has size, ball consciousness and he is among the quickest gamers on this draft class. He checks a variety of packing containers at a place of want for the Packers.”
Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue. “The Packers have uncared for the place for lengthy sufficient. And whereas Aaron Rodgers virtually satisfied us that each one he wants is Davante Adams, the NFC Championship Recreation bolstered that Inexperienced Bay wants a legit No. 2 WR and Moore affords that after which some.”
Chris Trapasso of CBSSports.com: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri. “Bolton is a thick however rangy off-ball linebacker with stellar instincts. He’s what the Packers want.”
Josh Edwards of CBSSports.com: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida. “Maybe I’m naïve to suppose that Inexperienced Bay would add a large receiver within the first spherical contemplating it has not occurred since Javon Walker in 2002, however this season spotlighted the Packers’ want for constant play on the place. They want a Randall Cobb-type to take the stress off of Davante Adams like Cobb did for Jordy Nelson. Kadarius Toney is a velocity service provider that may be deployed in quite a lot of capacities.”
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com: Jaylen Mayfield, OL, Michigan. “The Packers’ lack of depth on the entrance line was uncovered throughout the playoffs. Mayfield is a pure proper deal with with the potential to play inside or exterior on the subsequent degree.”
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com: Landon Dickerson, OL, Alabama. “This might be an ideal match due to Dickerson’s potential to play guard or middle. Nevertheless, the variety of profession accidents are mounting (suffered season-ending ligament injury in December), and his medicals shall be a spotlight. Nice chief and nice match if wholesome.”
Dan Kadar of the Akron Beacon Journal: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota. “It was tempting to go along with Georgia cornerback Eric Stokes right here, however the operating extensive receiver joke has to finish for the Packers sooner or later. Doesn’t it? Aaron Rodgers was the MVP of the league with Davante Adams and a subpar group of receivers past him. Simply think about what Rodgers may do with the addition of Bateman, an enormous receiver with good arms and adequate velocity.”
Michael Renner of Professional Soccer Focus: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue. “Moore will not be solely a chess piece that Matt LaFleur may deploy in a various position in his offense, however he’s additionally a much more gifted pure receiver than he’s given credit score for. He’d give the Packers offense one other man they might belief to beat press protection.”
Luke Easterling of Draft Wire: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida.
Brett Sobleski of Bleacher Report: Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF.
Dalton Johnson & Josh Schrock of NBC Sports activities Bay Space: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue.
Matt Williamson of Professional Soccer Community: Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia. “Aaron Rodgers in all probability would have voted for Rashod Bateman right here. Nonetheless, cornerback is basically the larger want, as all of us noticed when the Packers have been eradicated from the playoffs by Tampa Bay. It is a deep extensive receiver draft, in order that must be addressed on the second day of the draft.”
Brad Crawford of 247 Sports activities: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue.
Walter Cherepinsky of WalterFootball.com (5 rounds): Spherical 1 – Terrance Marshall Jr., WR, LSU. “The Packers appeared to neglect that they’d an enormous want at receiver within the 2020 NFL Draft. Maybe they’ll discover an improve for Jordan Love on this class. Terrace Marshall has good dimension (6-3, 200), velocity and route-running potential.”; Spherical 2 – Dayo Odeyingbo, DL, Vanderbilt; Spherical 3 – Dan Moore, OT, Texas A&M; Spherical 4 – Camryn Bynum, CB, California; Spherical 5 – Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson.
Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com (Three rounds): Spherical 1 – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina. “The Packers want extra cornerback expertise to go along with Jaire Alexander. Horn might be a plug-and-play addition who instantly improves the Inexperienced Bay secondary.”; Spherical 2 – Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue; Spherical 3 – Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State.
Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.com: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota.
Joe DiTullio of GameHaus: Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss.
Ben Ramos-Salsberg of Final Phrase on Sports activities: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama.
Paul M. Banks of The Sports activities Financial institution: Samuel Cosmi, OL, Texas.
Robby Esch of The Huddle Report: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota.
Brian Johannes of The Huddle Report: Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa.
Drew Boylhart of The Huddle Report: Liam Eichenberg, OL, Notre Dame.
Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Community (2 rounds): Spherical 1 — Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State. “I might actually love to provide the Packers a large receiver right here besides, properly, they by no means truly take them right here. So as an alternative, Teven Jenkins of Oklahoma State is the decide. He can pair with David Bakhtiari to provide the Packers a gifted pair of tackles to assist maintain Aaron Rodgers (who isn’t going wherever) upright and scorching opposing defenses.”; Spherical 2 – Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC.
FIRST-ROUND TALLY (listed in alphabetical order)
Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota 3
Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
Samuel Cosmi, OL, Texas
Landon Dickerson, OL, Alabama
Liam Eichenberg, OL, Notre Dame
Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
Terrance Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
Jaylen Mayfield, OL, Michigan
Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse 2
Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue 4
Daviyon Nixon, DL, Iowa
Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida 3
Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, USC