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

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Round 4, Pick 114: Memphis running back Darrell Henderson

I wasn’t super jazzed about grabbing a running back this early, but Henderson was too good of a value to pass up. I have an early third-round grade on him, and I was able to get him in the middle of the fourth here. Henderson brings the element of pass-catching to the backfield that the team does not have a ton of right now, but he also brings some power with him as he’s a load to bring down at 5’9″ and 200 pounds.

Henderson got better every year in school, and he culminated his three years with a masterful 1,909-yard season while averaging 15.5 yards per catch. Henderson allows LaFleur to have three running backs that he can use at any time, and they all have enough versatility that their offense does not become overly predictive.

Round 4, Pick 118: UCF Defensive Lineman Trysten Hill

I went back to the trenches for this one. I grabbed Hill with the pick they received in the Ha Ha Clinton-Dix trade with the Washington Redskins. Hill is a bit of a raw player, but he does show flashes of a super-high ceiling that are hard to ignore. He has good athleticism, and he can burst through holes in the line of scrimmage to get into the backfield.

In his final season of college, he had 10.5 tackles for loss, and he had 36 tackles total, which was more than he had in his first two seasons combined. He’s only getting better as he gets more reps under his belt, and he’ll give the team another body to keep the rotation fresh. If he develops into a solid rotation player, this is a great value for the team.

Round 5, Pick 150: Oklahoma Offensive Tackle Bobby Evans

Who has two thumbs and just grabbed a four-year starter on one of the best offenses in the country in the fifth round? This guy. Evans started for four years at Oklahoma, and he projects as the future replacement to Bryan Bulaga perfectly. He is great in space, and his athleticism makes him a perfect fit in LaFleur’s offense that likes to get his offensive linemen moving downhill to take on opposing defenders.

Evans will likely need a year or so to adjust to the speed of the NFL, and that’s what he’ll get in this situation. He’ll get to watch Bulaga and Billy Turner for a season while he hones his skills on the second unit. He also gives them a quality backup in the event that someone goes down with an injury. At the end of the day, keeping Aaron Rodgers upright is priority number one. Evans keeps that priority right in check.