Green Bay Packers: Dairyland Express mock draft battle 2.0

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A video board displays the text 'THE PICK IS IN' for the Green Bay Packers during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A video board displays the text 'THE PICK IS IN' for the Green Bay Packers during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT /
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 01: Terry McLaurin #83 of the Ohio State Buckeyes catches a touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Northwestern Wildcats during the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Gage Bridgford

Terry McLaurin, WR – Ohio State

Notable Players Available: Andy Isabella, Christian Miller, Dru Samia

I guess this could be considered a steal in the third round after Mel Kiper had him going in the first round less than a month ago. I’ll take it. McLaurin has good speed, and he’s great at getting off the line of scrimmage. He’ll provide more competition at the wide receiver position after their three draft picks from last year. Wide receiver is quickly going to become a problem group for other teams to deal with especially with McLaurin in the fold.

Jacob Westendorf

Amani Hooker, S – Iowa

Notable Players Available: Jachai Polite, Yodny Cajuste, David Edwards, Terry McLaurin

I was heartbroken when Darnell Savage went two picks prior to being back on the clock. He’s my favorite safety in this class. Hooker, however, is not that far behind. He’s Micah Hyde with much more athleticism to bring to the table. He would be a day one starter and the Green Bay Packers have filled three legitimate needs with talents that otherwise wouldn’t have been available at this point. That’s a great place to be in as they get through their final pick in the top-100.

Brandon Carwile

Terry McLaurin, WR – Ohio State

Notable Players Available: Andy Isabella, Dawson Knox, Kahale Warring

The third seems like the perfect round to take a tight end but I couldn’t pull myself to do it with McLaurin still on the board. He’s a natural route runner with 4.3 speed and good attention to detail in his stems. McLaurin would be a great weapon for Rodgers in the slot and also has the ability to contribute on special teams as a gunner or return man. Overall, McLaurin is one of the best route runners in the class and he isn’t afraid to be physical at the top of his route. Basically, he’s already a pretty complete player and the Packers can potentially grab a tight end like Kahale Warring or Josh Oliver on day three.

Mike Wendlandt

Juan Thornhill, S – Virginia

Notable Players Available: Jaylon Ferguson, Amani Hooker, Jachai Polite, Dawson Knox, Dru Samia

Double dipping at safety wasn’t the plan going into this simulation, but Thornhill has been rising up board left and right and his versatility and ball skills are extraordinary. A two-year starter at corner for the Cavaliers, Thornhill switched to safety his senior season and dominated with a nose for the ball. Think of him as a more locker room friendly version of Damarious Randall. He is a safety in name but can play all over the back-end, be it perimeter corner, nickel corner, or free safety. A secondary group of Thornhill, Adderley, Alexander, King, Amos, Jackson, Williams, Brown, and Jones is something to behold, and that doesn’t even bring up guys like Raven Greene. If this draft plays out like this simulation, the defense is in great shape for the next half-decade.

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