Green Bay Packers 7 Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft–It is Time

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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Oct 3, 2020; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Kelvin Joseph (1) rallies the crowd in the second half against Mississippi at Kroger Field. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports /

Pick 135: Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky

The cornerback room needs an overhaul, and some might be upset that I’m not addressing the need until Round 4 — although Moehrig will provide some help inside — but sometimes that’s just the way the board falls. Joseph has just one year of starting experience, but it was an impressive year, to say the least.

His skill-set is still raw, and he likely isn’t going to be someone ready for CB2 snaps come Week 1, but hopefully, we see his role expand as the season progresses. This is very much a pick more for the future than for 2021. There’s a lot to like about the player he could become in a year or two.

Pick 142: Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame

I know, a tight end? Most will say that the Green Bay Packers are set at that position for the 2021 season. And I would agree. However, a year from now, the tight end room could look a lot different depending on what takes place this year. On top of that, I just thought that this was a great value pick.

Tremble doesn’t have a ton of experience as far as targets in the passing game go — although he is very capable — but where he really stands out is as a blocker, and we all know that’s an important part of the Matt LaFleur offense. Currently, Marcedes Lewis is the Y-tight end in this offense, and Tremble could be someone who takes over those duties full-time after this season with more upside in the passing game.

Pick 173: Garret Wallow, LB, TCU

Krys Barnes and Kamal Martin will be your top-2 linebackers this season, and I believe the Green Bay Packers are just fine with that. However, what they could use is more depth, with Oren Burks and Ty Summers being primary special teams players.

Wallow is a converted safety still growing into the linebacker position but has shown he’s a capable defender in both man and zone coverages. He’s also very willing to help against the run as well.

Pick 178: Shi Smith, WR, South Carolina

As I already mentioned, with no receivers under contract after the 2021 season, I wanted to leave this draft with at least two receivers. Smith has primarily been a slot receiver during his career but took about 25 percent of his snaps in 2020 on the boundary.

He’s someone who can create after the catch — an element this Packers’ offense could use — and could take over that gadget role–just get Smith the ball quickly and let him do the rest.