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

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Round 6, Pick 185: Clemson Wide Receiver Hunter Renfrow

Renfrow is likely going to go somewhere in the early fifth round in real life. In this mock, he fell to me in the middle of the sixth, and I have a vicious wide receiver battle on my hands. Renfrow has never been the biggest or most explosive athlete, but, when his quarterbacks needed him to make a play, the guy went out and did it. He’s a winner, and that’s what he’s all about. He also catches everything thrown his direction. Rodgers will absolutely love that.

Renfrow never had more than 602 yards in a season, and he never scored more than six touchdowns in a season. At this point in the draft, you’re throwing darts and hoping something sticks. Grabbing a guy with two national championships under his belt is a pretty good target to aim for, especially one with the route-running ability that Renfrow has.

Round 6, Pick 194: Boise State Quarterback Brett Rypien

I know you’re going to crucify because I picked a quarterback when Rodgers is still the clear-cut guy for the next five years. However, this pick isn’t my indictment of Rodgers. This is my shot to DeShone Kizer to push him to be better than he was last year. The former second-round pick underwhelmed when thrust into emergency relief duty during Rodgers’ knee injury. He needs to be better, and adding a talented guy like Rypien should push him in that direction.

Rypien has good accuracy and arm strength, and he could work well in an offense that will likely make a lot of his reads really simple while he gets his feet wet. LaFleur’s offense is built to allow receivers to win with simplified route concepts where the quarterback has an easy throw on every play. It also makes sense to grab a quarterback because it goes back to Green Bay’s strategy of drafting at least one quarterback every year.

Round 7, Pick 226: Ohio State Offensive Tackle Isaiah Prince

I wanted another guy in the trenches. I went after a player that had a ton of talent in college, but he was never able to put it all together on a consistent basis. He needs to work on his hand usage, and his athleticism leaves something to be desired when he’s on the move. However, as I said about Renfrow, we’re chucking darts and hoping something sticks. Prince’s size is a pretty big target to aim for.

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Prince has good size, but he needs to become more efficient with his size. He often spends too much time chopping his feet when he just needs to get moving to help the running backs behind him or push opposing pass rushers back. Prince may be nothing more than a backup at the next level, but, considering a lot of seventh-round picks don’t even make final rosters, that would be a win for Prince and the Packers.