Green Bay Packers: 3 Simulated 2021 NFL Mock Drafts from 3 Different Sites

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A video board displays the text 'THE PICK IS IN' for the Green Bay Packers during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: A video board displays the text 'THE PICK IS IN' for the Green Bay Packers during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT /
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Dec 6, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown (8) catches a touchdown pass in front Washington State Cougars defensive back Armani Marsh (8)*in the first quarter of the game at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

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Round 1: Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State

Round 2: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

Round 3: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson


Again, this isn’t a knock on Wyatt Davis, he’s one of the best interior offensive linemen in this draft class, but for the Green Bay Packers, from a positional need and value standpoint in Round 1, I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of this selection. Yes, they’ll likely lose Corey Linsley to free agency, which will weaken the interior offensive line, but this is something they’ve been planning for. They drafted Elgton Jenkins in Round 2 of the 2019 draft, they extended Lucas Patrick at the end of the 2019 season, and in last year’s draft, they spent three picks on interior offensive linemen. My guess is that the Packers are comfortable with who they already have on the roster and have bigger needs to address in the first round.

The brother of current Packer Eqaunimeous St. Brown, Amon-Ra is someone who has shown that he can be effective in all areas of the field. In 2019, he posted a 1,000-yard season at USC, catching almost 75 percent of his passes at 13.5 yards per catch with six touchdowns. During the shortened 2020 season, St. Brown again was efficient, catching 72 percent of his 57 targets for 478 yards and seven touchdowns. St. Brown spent most of his time at USC lining up in the slot but can be moved around.

As I mentioned on the previous slides, I’m a big fan of addressing the OT position within the first two days of the draft. Carman has been a full-time starter at Clemson the past two seasons, allowing five sacks and 25 pressures over nearly 1,000 pass-blocking snaps–although it’s worth noting, he was called for 14 combined penalties as well. Carman put up impressive numbers as a pass-blocker, but he is best known for his ability as a run-blocker.

Final Thoughts:

Because of the first-round pick, this draft from Pro Football Network was my least favorite. In terms of immediate need, IOL just isn’t up there, and I feel confident in the group that the Green Bay Packers already have on the roster.

My favorite is the mock from Mock Draft Database. OT is a big need in my book, and I’m a fan of Jalen Mayfield–he’s a player who is still on the rise. And like I said initially, I’m intrigued about what Jabril Cox could bring to this defense with his ability in coverage.

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I’m also surprised that not one cornerback was taken. This is need No. 1 for the Green Bay Packers but also shows the risk of entering the draft feeling like you have to take a certain position. We have no idea how the board is going to fall, and teams want to avoid reaching because that is what leads to busts. This illustrates why the Green Bay Packers should try to address CB in free agency, at least to some degree, so they’re not 100 percent reliant on the draft for finding CB2.