Green Bay Packers: Final 7-round 2019 NFL mock draft

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Round 2, Pick 44: Ole Miss Wide Receiver A.J. Brown

Brown could easily come off the board in the late first round, and I almost grabbed him with the 30th pick. Instead, I was patient and waited. I was rewarded with one of the most technically sound and productive receivers in this class. Brown is a good route runner with decent athleticism, and he can play inside in the slot or on the outside. He provides more competition to the wide receiver room, and he’s a perfect compliment to stud wideout Davante Adams.

Brown had over 2,500 yards the last two seasons in school, and he totaled 17 touchdowns over that span. All the guy does is produce, and he has the finesse and technique that the team’s younger receivers lack at this stage. Brown may never be more than a solid number two wide receiver, but, when playing opposite Adams, that’s all they’ll need him to be.

Round 3, Pick 75: Texas A&M Tight End Jace Sternberger

This pick was rather tough. I have been a little concerned with Sternberger’s lack of consistent production during his time in college, and I was confused how a player could go from non-existent at Kansas into a stud at A&M in just a couple of years. However, after some thought, his athleticism and potential in the Matt LaFleur offense just became too tough to ignore. Plus, in his one season at A&M, the guy was a monster.

He averaged a whopping 17.3 yards per reception, and he had 10 touchdowns on the year. He makes big plays happen when he touches the ball. Getting a future tight end in the third round also allows the Packers to address more pressing needs in the earlier rounds. If they don’t select T.J. Hockenson or Noah Fant in the first round, Sternberger makes a ton of sense at this spot for them.