3 Packers 2-Round Mock Draft Scenarios w/ No Duplicate Selections

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The Green Bay Packers logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The Green Bay Packers logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT /
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Chris Olave caught seven touchdowns in seven games last season, including two in a College Football Playoff semifinal win over Clemson.Ohio State Football Spring Game /

Green Bay Packers Mock Draft No. 3

Pick 22: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

On my final mock draft, I got a bit lucky because Chris Olave was not available during the first two, and had he not been on the board at pick 22 in this instance, I’m not sure what I would have done at receiver. But fortunately, he was, and I now have who many would consider the top route runner in this draft class. Olave can step in from Day 1 and be Aaron Rodgers’ go-to target with his ability to win off the line of scrimmage and in all three parts of the field.

Pick 28: David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan

We don’t know when Ojabo will be back on the field after he tore his Achilles during his pro-day, and with the Green Bay Packers being in a win-now mode, I can understand why some may not like this selection. But don’t forget, the draft is about planning ahead, and the Packers leave the first round with one of the top edge rushers in this draft class. So with Olave at 22, I feel comfortable making this selection. I’ve talked quite a bit this offseason about how the Packers need to upgrade their edge depth, and while they may not do that right away as they wait for Ojabo to return, once he does, that trio with Rashan Gary and Preston Smith is going to be a force.

Pick 53: DeMarvin Leal, IDL, Texas A&M

The interior defensive line could still use another member of the rotation in 2022, and it becomes a much bigger need in 2023. As good as this Green Bay Packers defense could be, where they can still take a big step forward is along the interior defensive front. Leal is athletic and very versatile, lining up anywhere from the A-gap to the traditional edge rusher role and everywhere in between. He was a productive member of the Aggies’ defense, logging 79 pressures, 13 sacks, and 25 tackles for loss over his three-year career, according to PFF.

Pick 59: John Metchie, WR, Alabama

John Metchie is coming off an ACL injury in the SEC Championship Game, so he may not be ready right away for Week 1, but we should see him at some point this season. This past year was Metchie’s breakout season with 1,045 yards on 120 targets, with a majority coming within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage–his 620 YAC was the fourth most in college football. I really like how the skill-sets of Olave and Metchie complement each other, as we check two boxes at receiver, with Olave being the go-to option who can win in a number of different ways while Metchie brings YAC ability and an option in the quick passing game in addition to being effective over the middle of the field.