Mock drawings are really starting to take shape this time of year. After all, those in January and February come before any transactions take place.
With the start of the competition year, players are dropped and free agents are drawn and / or lost. Green Bay is no different… albeit perhaps on a smaller scale than other teams.
The Packers said goodbye to linebacker Christian Kirksey and offensive tackle Rick Wagner, who was cut, and centered Corey Linsley and running back Jamaal Willams, who signed with other teams. While Green Bay has not been plunged into the free market, it has re-contracted several players, most notably receding Aaron Jones, cornerback Kevin King, and tight-fitting Marcedes Lewis.
Those moves could affect Green Bay's plans in this year's NFL draft, at least in the early rounds.
Thanks to compensatory choices, the Packers have 10 selections in the upcoming version, one in at least each round and two each in the fourth, fifth and sixth.
Most spotting, of course, only deals with the first round (we've listed which ones do multiple rounds below).
In predicting the Packers' first round at number 29 overall, there isn't much of a consensus. Of course, picking later in the first round leads to a wider variety of choices. In fact, it's split almost in the middle whether Green Bay will take a defensive or offensive player in the first round. However, as you will see, some players stand out over others.
Here's the latest collection of mock concepts for the Packers from all over the web:
Daniel Jeremiah from NFL.com: Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama. “Dickerson is the best pure interior offensive lineman out there. I thought he was going to drop out of round one after his ACL injury, but it looks like his recovery is going smoothly. He can intervene after Corey Linsley's departure. "
Peter Schrager from NFL.com: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri. “Joe Barry is the new DC and his specialty is LB game. I'm not sure GB's defense didn't overlook Blake Martinez in major games last year. Bolton won't jump off the page with dazzling athleticism, but everyone says he'll be the QB of whatever defense he comes from. "
Ben Standig from The Ringer: Landon Dickerson, G / C, Alabama. "Put me as a believer: The Packers will once again ignore Aaron Rodgers' hopes and dreams to add a wide receiver on day 1. 2 or select Bateman with this choice. Wide receivers are plentiful in this concept class, and That's why it's valuable to take the first center. Green Bay lost former starter Corey Linsley in free agency. "
Drafttek (7 rounds): Round 1 – Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama; Round 2 – Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford; Round 3 – Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa; Round 4a – JaCoby Stevens, S, LSU; Round 4b – Daelin Hayes, Edge, Notre Dame; Round 5a – Michal Menet, C, Penn State; Round 5b – Javian Hawkins, RB, Louisville; Round 6a – Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida; Round 6b – Jacob Harris, WR, Central Florida; Round 7 – Avery Williams, CB, Boise State.
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz from USA Today: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama. "Maybe Aaron Rodgers' long-sought No. 2 target can wait until round two if Barmore, an ascending inner disruptor who is still learning how to become more consistent, is available here."
Vinnie Iyer from the Sporting News: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa. “Collins can play indoors or out and the Packers need more second level ground coverage against pass and run in their 3-4. He explodes as an athlete and can play a lot with his agility, speed and range. "
Chris Trapasso from CBSSports.com (2 laps): Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU. "The Packers are simply going to be the best player available here with Moehrig, the consensus top safety in class."; Round 2 – Jabril Cox, LB, LSU.
Tom Fornelli from CBSSports.com: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU. & # 39; Aaron Rodgers faints when the Packers use a first round on a receiver for him. Seriously, Marshall strikes me as an excellent addition to Davante Adams and makes Packers' attack even more dangerous than it already is. "
Ryan Wilson from CBSSports.com (2 rounds): Round 1 – Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington; Round 2 – Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss.
Jeff Kerr from CBSSports.com: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame.
Cory McCann Erzing from SI.com: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida.
Ben Linsley from Pro Football Focus: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama. “The line of defense is not the first need that comes to mind for Green Bay. However, Barmore – the 15th-ranked player on PFF & # 39; s Big Board – isn't the kind of player the Packers should pass on to enforce a need. Outside of Kenny Clark, Green Bay has struggled over the years to find someone who can give them consistent snaps between tackles. Barmore can line up in various places inside and disrupt as a run defender and pass-rusher. He comes out in 2020 with an overall mark of 90.0 with Alabama. "
Pat Leonard from the New York Daily News: Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU.
Luke Easterling of Draft Wire (2 rounds): Round 1 – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern; Round 2 – Quinn Meinerz, OL, UW-Whitewater.
Walter Cherepinsky from WalterFootball.com (6 rounds): Round 1 – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern; Round 2 – Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State; Round 3 – Jerome Johnson, DT, Indiana ;; Round 4a – Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Louisville; Round 4b – Josh Myers, C, Ohio State; Round 5a – D'Ante Smith, OT; Round 5b – Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC; Round 6a – Javian Hawkins, RB, Louisville; Sam Williams, Edge, Mississippi.
Charlie Campbell from WalterFootball.com (5 rounds): Round 1 – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern; Round 2 – Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville; Round 3 – Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma; Round 4a – K.J. Britt, LB, Auburn; Round 4b – Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida; Round 5a – Sadarius Hutcherson, OT, South Carolina; 5b – Ta & # 39; Quan Graham, DE, Texas.
Bleacher's Report's NFL Scouting Division: Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi.
Tommy Garrett from Pro Football Network: Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame. “Eichenberg could be a Day 1 starter for the Packers in both tackling positions. Billy Turner could slide, and once David Bakhtiari is healthy he could slide back, allowing Eichenberg to remain the starter. At 6 & # 39; 6 ″, 306 pounds, Eichenberg is a human the size of a mountain, yet quick off the ball. His professional day numbers supported this with a 4.57 20-yard shuttle and a 7.53 in the three-pin drill. "
Ian Cummings from Pro Football Network (3 rounds): Round 1 – Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas; Round 2 – Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama; Round 3 – Keith Taylor, CB, Washington.
Andy Vasquez from NorthJersey.com: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue.
Mark Inabinett from Al.com: Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama.
Joe Giglio from NJ Advance Media: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama.
Brentley Weissman from The Draft Network: Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame.
Harley Schultz from The Huddle: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame.
Scott Smith from The Action Network: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota.
Matt Fallon Final word on football (2 rounds): Round 1 – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa; Round 2 – Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State.
Brad Johannes from The Huddle Report: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama. Kenny Clark has been a force for the Packers, but Green Bay has a hard time finding someone next to him as they often had to play with just two defensive lineman. really turned on for the Crimson Tide late in the season. Barmore's ability to hide the middle could take some pressure off Clarke and the rest of the Packers defensive line. ”
Paul M. Banks from The Sports Bank: Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern.
Joe DiTullio from GameHaus: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida.
MyNFLDraft.com: Joseph Ossai, LB, Texas.
NFL Draft Room: Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida.
Tankathon: Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas.
Brett Esch of full press coverage: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue.
LAST FIRST ROUND TALLY
|Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama||4|
|Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern||4|
|Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama||3|
|Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida||3|
|Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa||2|
|Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas||2|
|Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame||2|
|Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU||2|
|Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue||2|
|Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame||2|
|Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota||1|
|Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri||1|
|Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama||1|
|Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU||1|
|Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi||1|
|Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington||1|
|Joseph Ossai, LB, Texas||1|