Green Bay Packers: Way Too Early 2020 Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 28: DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide pulls in this reception against Jaylon Jones #31 of the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 28: DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide pulls in this reception against Jaylon Jones #31 of the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Although there are still three weeks left in the NFL regular season, let’s take another look ahead to the upcoming draft and who the experts have the Green Bay Packers selecting in round one.

You better believe it, even though there are still three weeks left in the NFL’s regular season there are plenty of 2020 mock drafts out there. In fact, as the title states, this is our second mock draft roundup this season and as April inches closer, we will continue to do them more frequently since the NFL and College football landscapes are constantly changing.

At the moment, the Green Bay Packers are sitting pretty as they are 10-3 on the season while they continue to hold a one game lead over Minnesota in the NFC North and are now the two seed in the NFC playoff race. However, despite their success up to this point, there are some glaring needs on this team that will have to be addressed in this upcoming draft.

Perhaps the most prominent need is at wide receiver, but drafting a tackle in the early rounds to replace Bryan Bulaga at some point isn’t a bad idea either. Not to mention that Blake Martinez could be in his final season with the team and if they are going to move on from him, spending a first round pick on inside linebacker should be considered as well.

With a number of positions that could be filled with their first round selection, let’s take a look at who the experts have the Green Bay Packers selecting in our latest mock draft roundup.

Ethan Cadeaux – NBC Sports

Pick 28: Laviska Shenault WR – Colorado

"“Davante Adams is a Pro Bowler but the Packers have been lacking weapons beyond him for Aaron Rodgers for a few years now.Shenault can do it all and you can give him the rock in a variety of ways including out of the backfield. He’s having somewhat of a down year but is an absolute monster with the ball in his hands.”"

Takeaway: It’s no secret that the Green Bay Packers could use some help at wide receiver as the lack of dynamic options for Aaron Rodgers – not including Davante Adams – has been a reason for the lack-luster passing game this season. Well, the addition of Laviska Shenault would certainly help alleviate that issue.

Shenault is a well put together receiver who is a nightmare in the open field, can do a little bit of everything, and can spring a big play at any moment. As a sophomore in 2018 he would surpass 1,000 receiving yards for the season and this year he is averaging nearly 14 yards per catch. Laviska Shenault in Green Bay is something that I would love to see.

Josh Edwards – CBS Sports

Pick 27: Dylan Moses LB – Alabama

"“Moses suffered a torn ACL in August but he should be healthy in late spring/early summer. He was our No. 1 LB heading into the season and he’d fill a need in the middle of the Packers’ young defense.”"

Takeaway: Normally drafting an inside linebacker this high in the draft isn’t an avenue I would want to go down, but if the Green Bay Packers let Blake Martinez walk – which I think they will – they are going to be in a world of hurt at ILB because Oren Burks and B.J. Goodson are simply not the answers.

Dylan Moses appears to be that do-it all linebacker that every NFL team desires. He’s very good at defending against the run and he will make plays in the backfield as we saw in 2018 with his 10 tackles for loss. But he also has the athleticism and sideline-to-sideline range to cover running backs out of the backfield as well as tight ends over the middle.

Matt Miller – Bleacher Report

Pick 27: Laviska Shenault WR – Colorado

"“Like many other teams viewing the 2020 draft pool, the Green Bay Packers should take one look at the talent at receiver and focus on adding assets for Aaron Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur.Shenault isn’t a traditional wide receiver, but he is an offensive weapon in the mold of Percy Harvin or even Randall Cobb. Shenault can be lined up in the slot, in the backfield, as a return man and, of course, as a split end. LaFleur and Rodgers can surely find a way to use a player with his speed, vision and open-field abilities.The Packers are a talented team with young stars at key positions. Barring a need to draft an offensive tackle, this is the right pick for Green Bay.”"

Takeaway: Yes, as you can see, Laviska Shenault is a very popular choice for the Green Bay Packers. So I hope you were able to enjoy another highlight clip from his time at Colorado.

Dane Brugler – The Athletic

Pick 27: DeVonta Smith WR – Alabama

"“DeVonta (Smith) and Davante (Adams) might get confusing for broadcasters, but it would be even more difficult for opposing defenses. Although he doesn’t look like much at 175 pounds and is overshadowed by Jeudy and Ruggs, Smith has the best ball skills of the Alabama wideouts and understands how to create space.”"

Takeaway: I discussed above the need the Green Bay Packers have at wide receiver and DeVonta Smith would provide them with a very crisp and well versed route runner, along with a big play threat. Smith has put together a monster season at Alabama, totaling 1,200 receiving yards on a whopping 18.5 yards per catch (ypc) in 2019. And this isn’t the first year that he’s made big plays. Over the previous two seasons, Smith has played in 21 games and has 50 receptions in which he has averaged 17.1 ypc during that span.

Kyle Crabbs – The Draft Network

Pick 27: K.J. Hamler WR – Penn State

"“The Green Bay Packers have a ton of size and speed at the WR position, but what about a shifty presence to play in the slot and taking advantage of working with so much space underneath? The Packers already have Davante Adams as their primary pass catcher and RB Aaron Jones is thriving this season as well. Penn State WR K.J. Hamler can provide short-area quickness from the slot and give the Packers a different dynamic.”"

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Takeaway: What do you know? Another wide receiver, I’m starting to sense a theme here. K.J. Hamler is a threat to score any time the ball is in his hands and Matt LaFleur’s job would be finding ways to get him in the open field. Hamler also posses the speed to beat defenders over the top and he could end up being a very good slot receiver in the NFL with some continued refinement. Not to mention that he has been an excellent return man at Penn State.