4 high-risk, high-reward first-round draft prospects for Packers

Delaware linebacker Matt Palmer moves in as North Dakota State's Christian Watson pulls in a pass in the third quarter of Delaware's 47-22 loss at Delaware Stadium Saturday.Ud V North Dakota
Delaware linebacker Matt Palmer moves in as North Dakota State's Christian Watson pulls in a pass in the third quarter of Delaware's 47-22 loss at Delaware Stadium Saturday.Ud V North Dakota /
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COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 30: Boye Mafe #34 of the Minnesota Golden tackles Taulia Tagovailoa #3 of the Maryland Terrapins during a college football game on October 30, 2020 at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

High-risk, high-reward draft prospects for Packers: Boye Mafe, Ed, Minnesota

The Packers need a third edge rusher behind Preston Smith and Rashan Gary and they could target one as early as the first round in this year’s draft. That edge rusher will play a significant role in the rotation and could be groomed to become a full-time starter down the road.

Boye Mafe has been rising on draft boards this year, as he had a great senior campaign at Minnesota. He has great speed and power that he showed off at the Senior Bowl. He’s a raw prospect which means there’s risk he won’t develop as scouts hope. However, he could become a solid addition to the Packers’ defense in to time.