The Green Bay Packers need to hit home on their 2021 first-round pick, as it’s their best chance at acquiring an impact player for next season. After stalling out in the NFC Championship for two consecutive years, Green Bay is largely running it back and relying upon internal improvement and for the ball to bounce their way in 2021. Their first-round pick is the lone exception.
As it stands, they hold the 29th overall pick in the draft. Some of the better players they’d love to have will be gone by that point, but there should still be plenty of names available who can make an impact for Green Bay. It’s likely there will be a few offensive tackles on the board, a complicated position the Packers need to address both immediately and in the long term.
If they don’t go with a tackle, a cornerback is the other huge position of need. They surprisingly re-signed Kevin King, but still lack depth at the position. King’s also only on a one-year deal and the Packers need a long-term solution opposite Jaire Alexader. So, without further ado, here are three best-case scenarios for Green Bay in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Green Bay Packers should be able to call it a successful first round if these three players are still available in the 2021 NFL Draft.
3. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Caleb Farley checks all the boxes the Packers are looking for at cornerback. He’s got great speed, he’s a top-end athlete, he’s big (6-foot-2) and he can make plays on the ball. He decided to take 2020 off which hurt his draft stock. If he had another solid season as he did in 2019, he’d be way higher on everyone’s draft board. He also needs to improve his tackling, as he has 21 missed tackles in his collegiate career.