Green Bay Packers 7 Round Automated Mock Draft & Big Takeaways 2.0

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 14: Jalen Reagor #1 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs the ball during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 14, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 14: Jalen Reagor #1 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs the ball during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 14, 2019 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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TUCSON, AZ – SEPTEMBER 22: Defensive back Javelin Guidry #28 of the Utah Utes is reacts after a 14 yard touchdown interceptoin against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 22, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Round 7, Pick 201: Stanford Samuels III CB – Florida State

Crabbs’ scouting report of Stanford Samuels:

"“Instinctive zone defender who did very well with eyes in the backfield to sink, shade and overlap his zone coverages. Pairs his instincts and eyes in the backfield with very good length, making him a total headache to try to throw over, around or cross up in zone. He’s manned shallow zone, deep third and been effective in both spots — despite his tackling woes and limited play strength he’s willing to step up into the flats and get himself some action in support to the boundary.”"

Round 7, Pick 219: Javelin Guidry S – Utah

Below is the scouting report for Javelin Guidry by Lance Zierlein of

"“Twitchy and very athletic but lacking necessary feel for both man and zone coverages. Guidry will be one of the fastest players in the draft, but he’s often in catch-up mode as his anticipation is not yet fully developed. He’s a willing tackler and has the athletic ability to stay near his man and recover when needed. He needs more work and additional coaching but his speed and gunner potential might give him an outside shot.”"

The Big Takeaways:

  • Landing Jalen Reagor would certainly give this Green Bay Packers’ passing game a boost. He’s a deep threat downfield and when the ball is in his hands, he’s a big play just waiting to happen. Certainly not something that the Packers had in 2019.
  • While there’s no reason to be disappointed in Green Bay landing Reagor, Tee Higgins was still available and if I was the one picking, that’s who I would have chosen.
  • As you saw in this scenario, Green Bay didn’t address linebacker until the sixth round. They had the opportunity to draft Patrick Queen in Round 1 and Akeem Davis-Gaither in Round 3, but chose to pass. Let’s hope they had already found their solution in free agency.
  • I love drafting a tackle with one of the first few picks. If Bryan Bulaga isn’t brought back, then tackle becomes a top priority. However if he is, or if they find another reliable starter in free agency, selecting a player like Peart who has the size and athletic ability, but needs to develop for a year or two behind Bulaga makes perfect sense as a long-term plan.
  • In a draft loaded with receivers, it’s a bit disappointing that the Packers only landed one. Now at Purdue, Hopkins was a legit receiving threat as a tight end, but my concern is that rookie tight ends rarely produce in their first season.
  • While it was nice to see an interior defensive lineman selected, as Crabbs points out in his scouting report, Elliot is more of a rotational pass-rusher. And as we all saw in 2019, what Green Bay needs is to provide some additional help on the interior for Kenny Clark in the run game.
  • When teams get to the sixth and seventh rounds they’re just taking the best players available and with that in mind I really like the potential that Stanford Samuels and Javelin Guidry posses.
  • Fans don’t want to talk about but Aaron Jones is in the final year of his deal and is likely to command a high salary on the open market. Meaning, there’s no guarantee he’s back in 2021. So with that in mind, the Packers need to be prepared and selecting a running back, or even two, in this year’s draft is a must.
  • And why not add an interior offensive lineman in the sixth round. There’s no such thing as too much depth on the O-Line.

Overall I think this draft did a very nice job of addressing Green Bay’s needs. They need a dynamic receiver, a long-term plan at tackle, help on the interior defensive line, and more depth at tight end and corner. All of which were met.

However, landing only one receiver in this loaded class and waiting to address linebacker when a couple viable options were on the board could be costly if the real draft plays out this way. Not to mention that I’d prefer a veteran tight end to join Jace Sternberger and Robert Tonyan rather than another young player.

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