DEEP FRIED DRAFT
Round 1/Pick 30
The Pick: T.J. Hockensen, TE, Iowa
T.J. Hockensen is the total package at tight end. Blocking, receiving, route running, Hockensen has it all. I would be shocked if he is available at 30. If he is, he will be a perfect fit. If he is not, his teammate Noah Fant would also look good in green and gold.
Green Bay Packers: 7-Round Mock Draft2-21-19
Round 1/Pick 12
The Pick: Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
Oliver is one of the best athletes to play the interior defensive line position in some time. He will probably weigh around 285 at the combine. You would, of course, like to see him bigger, however, you can’t question his skill set and athleticism. Some teams are scouting him as a potential middle linebacker. Green Bay could really use Oliver at the five tech and as an inside rusher on pass downs. If Oliver falls this far (he is my #3 overall player), then the Pack should rush the card up.
THE REST OF THE PICKS:
4/118: Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
5/151: Jordan Brailford, EDGE, Oklahoma State
6/187: Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
6/196: Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State
7/228: Otaro Alaka, LB, Texas A&M
Round 4/Pick 114
The Pick: Oli Udoh, OL, Elon
Udoh has the arm length and strength to play tackle in the NFL. Initially, I believe Green Bay will play him inside. Udoh could be a starter at guard early in his career. He could eventually replace Bryan Bulaga at right tackle.
Round 3/Pick 75
The Pick: Andy Isabella, WR, UMass
Randall Cobb is likely to leave in free agency. Green Bay has a couple of bigger second-year receivers they like in Equanimeous St. Brown and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Isabella is a hyper-fast wide receiver. He will give Rodgers a consistent open target to throw to. Don’t pigeonhole Isabella into the slot. I expect he will line up there on the majority of his snaps. However, he can do damage on the outside as well.
Round 2/Pick 44
The Pick: Nasir Adderly, S, Delaware
Green Bay could certainly use an upgrade at safety. Adderly has the range and tenacity to put a jolt into the backend of the Packers defense. Adderly can cover tight ends or he can come down in run support.
The Mike McCarthy has ended in Green Bay. The Packers finished the season 6-9-1. Growing frustrations between star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and McCarthy likely hastened his demise.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst got off to a great start drafting last year. He maneuvered the board well and came away with an extra first-round pick for the 2019 draft. New head coach Matt LaFleur has a good base to work with. Now, Green Bay just needs to add a few more pieces to get them back in contention.
Today, I will go through all seven rounds of a mock draft to see if I can make the Green Bay Packers a better team. I will use my own big board, with User-Votes team needs, and the difficult setting at the draft simulator site Fanspeak. You all can do the same.