1. Harold Landry
The Packers have had one of the best starts of any team in the 2018 draft. They selected a new starting cornerback while scooping up a 2019 first round pick along the way. What’s even crazier is an elite pass rusher is still available in the round two.
Harold Landry would be worth trading up for, especially with the amount of picks the Packers have remaining. Landry was coveted during the mock draft process, often being mocked to the Packers at No. 14. Clearly, NFL teams viewed him differently than the media.
Landry specializes in rushing the passer, but struggles mightily against the run. Nonetheless, he would add a dynamic threat to a Packers’ outside linebacker rotation lacking consistent play makers. Clay Matthews is getting older by the day, and Nick Perry struggles against high competition.
Reasons Landry may have fallen include his poor 2017 season (compared to 2016), as well as his lack of prototypical size. Landry comes in at 6-foot-2, 252 lbs, and has somewhat average sized arms for an EDGE.
Although he wouldn’t be a starter right away, Landry would challenge for solid playing time as the season goes on. He could easily contribute 8 sacks or more as a rookie, and this pick would be a no-brainer if the opportunity presented itself.