Green Bay Packers Take 2 WRs in PFN 4 Round 2021 Mock Draft

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 02: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action on defense during a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on September 2, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Notre Dame defeated Louisville 35-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 02: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action on defense during a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on September 2, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Notre Dame defeated Louisville 35-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Pro Football Network has released a four-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft, here is who the Green Bay Packers end up with.

NFL training camps are still a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t 2021 NFL Mock Drafts to look at.

Of course, between now and next April, things are going to undoubtedly change for both the incoming prospects as well as each NFL team. College players will rise and fall down draft boards in the coming months, while NFL teams will fill current needs and discover new ones.

And all of this holds true for the Green Bay Packers as well. If we look at their current needs, well, they’re relatively similar to what they were before the 2020 NFL Draft.

Right tackle is still a big question mark, they’ll need to potentially add some help for Kenny Clark inside, along with finding a long-term solution at inside linebacker, and perhaps a boost at wide receiver will be needed again next offseason. Also, cornerback is another position that we could see added to this list as well.

Although the season still has to play out and maybe one or two of these needs take care of themselves as we see the emergence of a young player or two, these positions could also find themselves at the top of GM Brian Gutekunst’s offseason to-do list come next Spring.

While it is still very early, Nick Farabaugh of Pro Football Network as recently put together a four-round mock draft where he has Green Bay taking not just one, but two wide receivers, along with some defensive help at a few of the aforementioned positions.

So let’s take a peek at who Nick has the Packers selecting in his newest four-round mock draft.

Round 1, Pick 18: DeVonta Smith, WR Alabama

With Green Bay running less four and five wide receiver sets, outside of the Devin Funchess addition, they are largely banking on their own wide receiver talent in 2020. And although this is a group that has been inconsistent, they have also found success at the NFL level as well.

Truthfully, I’m not nearly as concerned as most are about this unit. However, there is certainly a scenario where things go south, and reloading in next year’s draft is a must.

Enter DeVonta Smith, who could have been a first-round pick in this year’s draft, but decided to go back to school. In 2019, Smith would total 1,256 yards at 18.5 yards per catch with 14 touchdowns. He’s a big-play threat, and his ability to pick up yards after the catch would be a welcomed sight in Green Bay.

Round 2, Pick 50: Elijah Molden, CB Washington

The Green Bay Packers cornerback room is young and talented, but depending on how this season plays out, it could end up being an early-round need come next April. Kevin King is in the final year of his deal and may not be back, it’s now or never for Josh Jackson, while Chandon Sullivan was very impressive in 2019, but needs to show that he can do it for a full season and as a starter.

Washington’s Elijah Molden is a very experienced player, having already appeared in 40 games prior to the 2020 season, but he really broke through this past year. As a junior, Molden totaled 79 tackles, 5.5 of which were for a loss, along with four interceptions, 17 pass breakups, and three forced fumbles.

Molden is a good athlete who spends quite a bit of time in the slot in Washington’s defense, and he has shown that he can be effective against the run with his sure-tackling ability.

Round 3, Pick 82: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB Notre Dame

If Christian Kirksey can stay healthy and regain some of his previous form, he could very well be an upgrade over Blake Martinez. However, that’s a big ‘if’ and while the Green Bay Packers just don’t value the linebacker position very highly, finding their long-term answer at the position in next year’s draft should be on Gutey’s radar.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is a swiss-army-knife for the Notre Dame defense, lining up all over the defensive formation as he toes the line between a true linebacker and a safety. In 13 games last season, he would total 80 tackles, including13.5 for a loss, with two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

The addition of Owusu-Koramoah could be a match made in heaven with Mike Pettine’s defense as he brings that coverage ability and versatility to the linebacker position. However, at only 216 pounds, he’ll need to bulk up a bit.

Round 4, Pick 113: Tutu Atwell, WR Louisville

Farabaugh says it’s time to reload at receiver, so the Green Bay Packers spend another selection on the position with Tutu Atwell from Louisville.

Listed at only 5’9″ – 165 pounds, it’s fair to wonder if Atwell would even be on Green Bay’s radar, given the strict size requirements that they have for the receiver position. However, as one of the fastest receivers in college football, he would give this offense some serious juice.

In 2019 Atwell had a big season as he posted 1,276 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns at a whopping 18.2 yards per catch. Last season the Green Bay Packers lacked consistent playmaking ability at the receiver position, but the additions of Atwell and DeVonta Smith would certainly help.

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As I said previously, a lot is going to change, but as far as the position groups and skill-sets that Farabaugh selected for the Packers, I really like how this draft turned out. And if anything, here are four names to keep your eyes on this college football season.