The Packers Top 5 Non-Wide Receiver Options in the Draft

Cody takes a look at the best five prospects outside of the wide receiver position for the Green Bay Packers in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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Rossonero's picture

April 09, 2022 at 05:10 pm

I can't see them spending a 1st rounder on a safety, we just have too many holes at WR, RT...but Boye Mafe (EDGE, Minnesota), has drawn comparisons to Rashan Gary with his freakish athleticism. I could see them taking a chance on him at pick 28.

For Travis Jones (DT, UConn, 6'5" 325 lbs), he's graded out as a late 1st or 2nd rd pick, but with the Packers picking in the back end of the 2nd round, I would love for them to take him. He racked up 25 pressures and 21 run stops on the season and played well at the Senior Bowl. He's more than just a space eater, he can move. I have seen Jones go at the end of the 1st rd in some mocks, so he is rising up draft boards.

Daxton Hill - safety. I'm extremely leery of spending a 1st rd pick on a safety who may convert to CB. For one thing, we have three very good CBs right now. For another thing, we already saw how drafting a safety in the 1st round with Demarious Randall backfire as he was a very average (at best) - corner.

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greengold's picture

April 11, 2022 at 12:03 am

This is the way I roll…

22 S Lewis Cine
28 DT Travis Jones
53 WR Velus Jones
59 WR Alec Pierce
93 EDGE Cam Thomas
132 DT Phidarian Mathis
140 LB Channing Tindall
171 TE/H Chig Okwonko
228 OT Nick Zakelj
249 DE Zach Vanvalkenburg
258 WR Deven Thompkins

We need run stop just as much as we need WRs The Packers gave up conversions on 3rd & short >60% 2021. If Wyatt is there at 22 I take him in a heartbeat, and have one hell of a Georgia reunion in our D huddle: Stokes, Watt, Cine & Tindall… whoosh. That could be fun.

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golfpacker1's picture

April 09, 2022 at 06:07 pm

Travis Jones is a game changer for Green Bay. I have been picking him @ 28 or 53 in all my mocks if I didn't trade back @ 28. Otherwise I took Mathis from Alabama, another good d-tackle who could help us.

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MooPack's picture

April 09, 2022 at 06:34 pm

Yes! Karlaftis and Hill would immediately fill 2 of the 3 short to long term needs of the Packers.
https://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/three-long-term-needs-the-packers-need-to-...

I like this dream draft haul from Lombardi Ave site:
https://lombardiave.com/2022/04/08/packers-dream-mock-draft-perfect-2022/
22. EDGE George Karlaftis
28. S/CB Dax Hill
37. WR Christian Watson (Trade - Texan's #37 for Packers Jordan Love and #140)
53. WR George Pickens
59. DL Travis Jones
92. RT Abraham Lucas

They have the Packers trading Jordan Love and a 4th (140) to the Texans for the 37th. If possible, would be a good move. I don't like losing Love as a backup and maybe eventual starter, but being able to grab those two great defensive prospects and still get Watson, to me, outweighs keeping Love. At least for the short term push to win the SB. Love would then pretty much be seen as a wasted pick, but getting a piece that moves this team over the hump may be worth it. Benkert just might be good enough as a backup. I also don't believe that Watson is going to last until #53. He is consensus rated right around #40. If the Packers stay put they'd have to take him at #28, if they really wanted him, otherwise he is gone before #53. My thought would be trading the #59 and #140 to get him.

It fits very much like my own dream draft.
22. EDGE George Karlaftis
28. S/CB Dax Hill
53. WR Christian Watson
59. RT Abraham Lucas
92. TE Jelani Woods
132. LB Troy Andersen
140. WR Velus Jones
171. RT/G Zach Tom

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MarkinMadison's picture

April 09, 2022 at 06:57 pm

Nice piece. Other than wide receiver, there are no "must-haves" for the Packers in this draft. TE is another area where the Packers could be looking to add someone, but I also don't know that there is a TE that would be a good first round value.

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murf7777's picture

April 10, 2022 at 11:34 am

EDGE is a must have....what happens if you have an injury to smith or gary? you also need to spell them, they will be at their bests if they play 66% of the snaps. Do you really want to see our current back ups playing? They are at best, decent ST players.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 10, 2022 at 01:58 pm

Sign a free agent.

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murf7777's picture

April 11, 2022 at 11:31 am

And with what money? An aged player at a vet minimum might help, but I'd prefer a young explosive player to fill in.

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Starrbrite's picture

April 10, 2022 at 11:25 pm

I’m with you on the edge position murf—-I also agree with jannes we should sign a FA—we can do both.

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MainePackFan's picture

April 09, 2022 at 08:00 pm

So much fun playing the Packers GM for a few weeks. Then reality sets in.

How many had Jordan Love as our first round pick 2 years ago? Raise your hand. Dillon? Degura? I admit I had none of them. I did have Garvin in a couple mocks.

How about Myers in the 2nd round last year? Neuman? I did have Stokes, Rodgers and Slaton as possibilities in a few mocks.

Thank God Gute doesn't listen to me because we would have had Dylan Moses in the second round last year :-)

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Johnblood27's picture

April 10, 2022 at 06:47 am

I had no visions of love coming to GB.

I had dillon (3) and deguara (4) on my draft chart but in one round later for each, the trade of the 4th rounder for Love pushed those 2 guys up the ladder.

Meyers was definitely on my chart, but with Creed Humphrey still on the board i would have gone with him.

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greengold's picture

April 10, 2022 at 11:43 pm

Wow. I had exactly the same. No joke. R3 & R4-5 respectively. Didn’t see Love R1 that draft, nor Myers 2021..

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murf7777's picture

April 11, 2022 at 11:33 am

Johnblood, you had some good vision there, especially with Deguara, that one caught me surprised.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 10, 2022 at 06:58 am

Raises hand enthusiastically for Dillon in the second. (That's where I mocked him to us). Looks dazed and sheepish about Love and DeGuara... :-D

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BirdDogUni's picture

April 10, 2022 at 09:04 am

I had Dillon in almost every draft I did, but in the 3rd or 4th round, because rankings weren't even close to Gutey's board.

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murf7777's picture

April 11, 2022 at 11:37 am

Bird....just shows how those ratings can be way off in either direction. Over and under rating players happens a lot. I also have to chuckle a bit inside when someone gets so adamant (a can't miss) about a player, by reading prognosticators and watching limited film.

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Tundraboy's picture

April 09, 2022 at 08:07 pm

I like Travis, forget Safety until later rounds.

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greengold's picture

April 10, 2022 at 11:49 pm

Mmmmm, we can, but that doesn’t mean we should with Amos coming up next year…

I was thinking about that a lot, and I wrote this little song:

22 WR Skyy Moore
28 WR Velus Jones
53 S Lewis Cine
59 EDGE Cam Thomas
93 TE Jelani Woods
132 LB Channing Tindall
140 DT Phidarian Mathis
171 OT Jean DeLance
228 WR Jaivon Heiligh
249 OT Kellen Diesch
258 WR Deven Thompkins

Didn’t think much of the Safety group initially, but, there are about 4 of them in our wheelhouse that I really like.

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Grandfathered's picture

April 09, 2022 at 08:58 pm

Dax Hill all the way. Won't be available at 22 or 28

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Duneslick's picture

April 09, 2022 at 09:50 pm

No to Karlaftis. Way over rated 4.7+ 40. Only 5 sacks

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 10, 2022 at 05:36 am

6.78 3-cone though. 3-cone is much more important for Edge players than 40 time. He did have 54 pressures in 335 pass rush snaps. The worry about him is he doesn't look nearly as good against top talent.

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Kato79's picture

April 10, 2022 at 06:01 am

I'm from Germany and have not been interested in NFL football for more than five or six years now. Actually this is the first offseason I'm following closely. So I'd call myself "inexperienced" at best when it comes to draft prospects and their potential future value for teams.

But I don't understand all that fuss about the Packers drafting a WR in the first round. What should that be good for? I mean, yes, the Packers have a need there (I'm inexperienced, not an idiot). But does anybody really concider it a "strategy" to find a WR1 in a draft? For me it is like going to a casino and betting all your money on "red". While it might work, it finally is not more than gambling.

So in my oppinion, beside luck, there are just three options the backoffice can take to find ARods next primary target: 1) trade for someone 2) contract a free agent 3) go with Allen Lazard. As the market for wideouts is currently quite over heated GB would have to pay more than is worth for option 1 or 2 and they can not afford that at the momemt.

So my personal strategy for the draft would be:

- Don't trade up. Keep all your picks to increase your odds
- Take the best DL/OT/EDGE you can get with the first pick
- If you havn't drafted an EDGE on 22 and there is still an interesting guy availabe: take him
Otherwise: trade down to aquire some more 2nd/3rd/4th round picks
- In 2nd/3rd round: draft two promising WR
- from 4th round: address all the other needs like OL, S and TE maybe draft a third WR if someone interesting falls on us in 5th or 6th round

But as I said... I'm inexperienced

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Johnblood27's picture

April 10, 2022 at 06:51 am

welcome to the board Kato, allow me to be the Green Hornet for a moment...

There is one major flaw in your post...

Always bet on Black! ...in my best Wesley Snipes voice...

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 10, 2022 at 07:04 am

So are you the Green Hornet's Kato (RIP Bruce Lee) or the Pink Panther's?
It's funny that you say "why target a WR" and then target OTHER positions. :-D
I agree with "don't overdraft to fill a position" as BPA is the way to go, but when several positions are ranked close to equally, I'm okay with choosing the WR this year.
That said, unless the Packers LOVE a particular WR who drops to #22, I'd prefer them to use that pick on a defensive player; I see a lot of quality WRs being available in the second round. Some guys, like Khalil Shakir and Bo Melton, I think could end up being Pro-Bowl guys with the right QB and system.

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Kato79's picture

April 10, 2022 at 08:24 am

Hehe... OK, I should take more care in choosing my user name next time. Though there are worse things I can imagine than being concidered a fictional martial arts hero...

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Turophile's picture

April 10, 2022 at 08:17 am

Kato79. One thing I would say, is that the Packers need for a WR is sufficiently acute, that they get one of Olave, London, Burks with one of the first round picks. It's the pro play, as it hedges against a run on WRs between picks #28 and #53, when Watson, Pickett and Pierce could all go (and they are the best comp for Packer-type receivers).

Assuming things fall fairly well and the Packers get two receivers they like, one in round one and one in round two. That still leaves them with the ammunition for a very good Edge guy or Safety or even both (looking ahead they could be eventual replacements Adrian Amos and Preston Smith).

Also, Lazard is only on a one year contract so the two receivers they get in rounds 1&2 are also replacements for Adams and Lazard.The Packers like to have pieces in place for the future and this helps them achieve that.

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Kato79's picture

April 10, 2022 at 08:58 am

I got your point. But then I'd go with my preferred player Watson/Pickett/Pierce in first round rather than picking the more hyped guy that doesn't fit my needs as good as he should.

Still, if the draft class is as deep as they say it to be: I think we should be patient.

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Turophile's picture

April 10, 2022 at 09:08 am

It's getting the guy you want versus best value at any given draft pick.

If the Packers have Pierce/Watson/Pickens in the highest remaining tier on their board, with one of the first round picks, then absolutely go for it. If they don't, then that pick is a reach.

So, follow your board, or follow your favourite player.

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greengold's picture

April 10, 2022 at 10:06 am

yO, Kato!

22 LB Devin Lloyd
28 DT Devonte Wyatt
53 EDGE Cam Thomas
59 WR Velus Jones
93 EDGE Sam Williams
132 WR Alec Pierce
140 RB Rachaad White
171 OT Jean DeLance
228 OT/OG/C Cade Mays
249 OT Dare Rosenthal
258 WR/KR Deven Thompkins

22 WR Chris Olave
28 EDGE Boye Mafe
53 WR Velus Jones
59 DT Perrion Winfrey
93 S Nick Cross
132 OT Kellen Diesch
140 CB Zyon McCollum
171 TE/H Chig Okwonko
228 OT Braxton Jones
249 EDGE Michael Clemons
258 WR/KR Deven Thompkins

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murf7777's picture

April 11, 2022 at 11:40 am

Kato, I agree with your thoughts except one. If it so happens the WR is top on your board in round 1 you take him. Don't reach just because of round 1, but if that's the best prospect you also don't pass just because it is a WR. Follow your board.

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SterlingSharpe's picture

April 10, 2022 at 06:34 am

What I have learned in my almost 40 years paying attention to NFL Drafts:
A) The Packers almost always take guys I didn't expect us to take
B) The Packers almost always take guys who were not commonly mocked to us
C) The Packers usually take guys I didn't want us to take
D) The Packers picks often ended up looking pretty good because we have had HOF QBs for 30 years
E) I learned not to get my hopes up for a player. First time was in 1989 when I wanted Derrick Thomas. We took the steroid blocker. Then 9 years later I was screaming as Randy Moss slid down...to us..... and we took the defensive end Von Holliday.
F) All the time I spent on mock drafts and scouting players before the draft was a WASTE OF MY TIME. Now, I wait until AFTER the actual draft to invest that time into learning all about the guys who WE ACTUALLY drafted.

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Johnblood27's picture

April 10, 2022 at 06:56 am

with section F, we have a winner!

even with the interweb offering waaaaayy too much content on college football players, fans just do not have the information to accurately evaluate if one player at a given position is actually better than another player, nor do fans have the information to accurately ascertain fit into an NFL scheme.

research before is fun

research after is worthwhile

but... no matter how much research you do you still do not have access to the information that the NFL talent evaluators had and have. ...and they still get it wrong more than they get it right! You don't have a chance beyond complete stochastic randomness.

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greengold's picture

April 10, 2022 at 10:59 am

Exactly. That’s why I don’t get too bent on what may appear to be blatant misses, initially. Maybe character/fit/injury/IQ issues. Time is always the judge.

It’s the festering wound left with time’s judgement that lingers, for decades.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 10, 2022 at 07:10 am

To disagree with you SS (and JB), I don't consider draftnik activity a "waste of my time." Heck, you might as well say "Watching football is a waste of my time." If a person enjoys the activity, it's not a waste of their time.
I agree with all of your other points, and I KNOW I'm not an expert or professional--it's still a lot of fun for me! :-)

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SterlingSharpe's picture

April 10, 2022 at 07:52 am

I agree with you 100%..... But because I did it for so so many years (had my own draft websites) I came to the conclusion that it was a waste of MY time. But I did love it for a long time and you are still at that stage of YOUR life, so good on ya.

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Starrbrite's picture

April 10, 2022 at 11:34 pm

Agree with you Packeyed—it’s not a waste of time if we enjoy it—-I had the same discussion last year with Since’61. But Sterling and JB are correct concerning my lack of knowledge to make a legitimate and informed choice.

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greengold's picture

April 10, 2022 at 10:10 am

You sound like me, to a T, except I never stopped. It’s too much fun.

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 10, 2022 at 10:36 am

Also the Packers always pass over guys that will excel in the Pro Game for some stiff that PROJECTS somewhere in an alternative universe. For example passing on Montana three times in 1979 and the recent decision to bring in Sternberger over McLaurin. Some choices make zero sense like Burks. 2022 Draft is all on Gutedkunst and Company to deliver Football players.

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Starrbrite's picture

April 10, 2022 at 11:29 pm

Exactly right SterlingSharpe and Johnblood27.

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Turophile's picture

April 10, 2022 at 08:02 am

Cody's takes seem pretty reasonable to me.

Here's how I see things going down. The receivers that best suit the Packers, guys with length, enough weight and fast (like Watson, Pickens, Pierce), are probably all second round picks.

However, it's possible all three of the above are gone before #53, and the Packers are pretty much forced to ensure they get a very good WR. That means that one of the first round picks is also in play for a WR (London, Burks, Olave).

They each of them lack something either in weight or speed, but they are all quality receivers with the potential to be a starting-level outside receiver. The smart move is to grab one with a first rounder for insurance against a run on WRs...............and then they have much more freedom to choose who they like.

so let us assume that things go to plan and the Packers get one of Burks/London/Olave in round 1, and one of Watson/Pierce/Pickett in round 2.

That leaves two high picks to spend on another position, a first rounder and a second rounder. The first rounder could very easily be safety Cine or Hill, either being a likely eventual replacement for Amos when his contract expires after 2022. Equally, the Packers need a third edge rusher (and probably an eventual replacement for Preston Smith), so Karlaftis is in play with a first rounder, and maybe Mafe at #28.

In the second round, besides the WR, the Packers could take edge Cameron Thomas or DL/big edge Logan Hall. Also, DLs are a possible pick with any one of Perrion Winfrey, DeMarvin Leal or Travis Jones. Safety Pitre is also in play.

Possibilities at other positions are OT Penning in round one. In round two include Raimann at OT (I think he'll be gone, but maybe not) and TE McBride. TE is the least likely option, because TEs run deep this year. One out-of-the-box pick (in round 2) would be LB Muma, but I'd imagine the Packers would want him on the inside, not outside.

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greengold's picture

April 10, 2022 at 10:52 am

Turophile, I found your comments here to be inspiring, and threw together this grab & go list as best I could… I really like this too!

22 WR Treylon Burks
28 S Lewis Cine
53 WR Velus Jones
59 EDGE Cam Thomas
93 WR Alec Pierce
132 EDGE Nick Bonitto
140 LB Troy Andersen
171 OT Cordell Voson
228 OT Nick Zakelj
249 DE Zach Vanvalkenburg
258 WR Deven Thompkins

I’m a huge Cam Thomas fan. HUGE. Jones is going to be an exceptional Pro #1WR… thinking he gets the nod over Pierce who seems to be dropping closer to where he was ranked. I’ve seen him falling further in mocks, but if he lasts to 93, I think that’s great value.

I do like the idea of putting Cine in the same DB Room as his old running mate Eric Stokes.

Bonitto would be a steal R4 to the 132, but stranger things happen all the time, multiple upon multiple times in a single draft. That’s the kind of value Gutekunst looks for. Andersen same.

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Turophile's picture

April 10, 2022 at 11:31 am

Many thanks for your endorsement.
I'd rather have Waletzco, Braxton Jones or Rosenthal at OT than Voson, though they all need technique work (and GB has a history of succeeding at that). Voson looks a little heavy footed for a Packers O lineman. Zakelj looks ok if you want him at guard.

I'd take Enagbare or Paschal over Bonitto, but I admit to having a downer on him as being too light a weight for a Packers edge rusher (I think he has put some weight on recently as his official weight is now 248).

Love Pierce (a real bargain at 59, imo). Happy with Cine or Hill (for me Hill just shades it, but both are very good). Burks has the weight to bully and is a little faster than you think, but he doesn't run crisp routes. Cameron Thomas is also a very nice pick, imo - one of my favourite choices at 59 (along with the bigger Logan Hall).

I had Velus Jones as a 7th rounder a little while ago on thedraftnetwork draft machine. He isn't a 7th guy, but I don't think he is as high as a 2nd rounder either.

For late round (7th) picks, have a look at WR Tanner Connor, C/G Luke Fortner, and edge Kyron Johnson - all very good guys for round 7 (meaning I think they all deserve to go higher).

Bottom line, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so keep your picks and see how it matches with the draft - not so much for "did you predict the picks" and more for "Did your choices go about where you had them pegged".

Worth noting that a lot of my opinions are influenced by bootleg football podcasts, because Kollman and Snyder really do work on evaluating prospects and understand much of what they are seeing. Tanner Connor and Luke Fortner were two of 'their' guys.

Part of why I like Pierce so much, besides his height/weight/speed and toughness over the middle, is that Phil Simms has him as his 3rd best WR (and Watson at 2 and Williams at 1).

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greengold's picture

April 10, 2022 at 11:41 am

Yes to that last bit.

I like Diesch for OT value R4. Maxwell there too, if possible. Rosenthal, Braxton later. Crushing on OT Jean DeLance Day 3…

I like Paschal a lot, but, my top two EDGE for GB are and have been for a while, Cam Thomas & Sam Williams. All day.

Do an intensive study on Jones, watch as much film available, then tell me you feel same. He’s a bigger, faster Tyreke Hill, and KC will pounce on him 29/30 if we miss. Somebody’s going to see the ready projection to the Pros and steal him away with no fear. Why not us? I think with that I’ll stop talking about both he and Pierce after my message to you here. Jones over Olave in a heartbeat. No kidding. I’d do that at 22 and not look back. I’m not sold on Olave, liking Burks, Moore & Jones far better for GB, as ALL THREE perfect for Jet - and Olave not at all from what I see.

Appreciate the heads up on Connor, Fortner & Johnson. I’ll check them out. Cheers, man!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 11, 2022 at 12:24 pm

The more time I keep spending on potential draft choices leading up to the draft for the GBP's I have come up with the following conclusions even though I support whatever Gutey decides to do. The following is without question what I would do if I was the GM.

1. I would not draft a WR in round 1 with the exception should Jameson Williams fall to them (I have changed my mind from previous and would not trade up for him). Way too many promising WR's available in rounds 2 thru 4. The Packers have bigger needs for quality big bodies that will not be available after round 1. My sincere hope is Gutey drafts talented big men in round 1 with both selections and possibly even with the #53 pick.
2. In my mind the biggest priority in rounds 1 based on what players will be there is for the Packers to draft are dominating day 1 starting OT, Edge, or DL (not as big a priority but I'd love top talent next to Clark). I consistently see the following guys available in all my mock draft simulators (as I now use like 4 draft simulators) and I always take these players. OT it is either Trevor Penning, or Barnhard Raimann. At Edge rusher it is David Ojabo, and at DL it usually is Devontae Wyatt, but occasionally Jordan Davis. If any of these guys were available I'd snap up two of them in round 1 without hesitation. I probably would not draft a WR in round 1.
3. In round 2 (I know there is a good chance of a trade here) I would focus on picking up the top rated player that was not drafted at one of the three aforementioned positions in round 1 with the 53 pick. As an example, I love Nik Bonito as an Edge rusher and would seriously consider him with the #53 pick even if I had selected Ojabo with the #28. I would also somewhere in round 2 draft my first WR with one of the two selections.

Edge Position:
Two players that are really jumping off the TV screen for me are David Ojabo at Edge, and Nik Bonito at Edge. Holy cow these guys are studs. Not impressed with George Karlaftis as he seems stiff and unable to bend well. Also, he lacks speed! Completely reminds me of the disappointing Nick Perry first round pick of the Packers in 2012. For any of you who remember Perry, Karlaftis is the 2nd coming talent wise. Mainly power and that is not going to give you consistent wins in the NFL. Jermaine Johnson is okay at Edge but lacks bulk and power and liability in setting the edge against the run. I see him as maybe a 59th selection type. I would definitely draft the injured Ojabo as this guy is truly amazing and his potential is off the charts. I recognize there is somewhat a risk but would not hesitate drafting this guy in round 1 at #28 and then turning right around and drafting Nik Bonito in round 2 as Ojabo is not going to play in 2022.

Offensive Tackle:
I really would like to see two OT's taken in the draft. Trevor Penning is my guy but Bernard Raimann, Max Mitchell, or Zach Tom are high on my lists. Check out Max Mitchell or Zach Tom and their talent if unfamiliar. These guys will be there in round 2 and possibly rounds 3 & 4.

Defensive Line:
I consistently end up drafting Devontae Wyatt with the 22 selection. Guy is a stud! Cannot even imagine if the Packers drafted him and lining him up alongside Clark. My head would explode! Then with the 28 if Ojabo was available I'd immediately draft him. I keep thinking of how dominant the Packers defense would be. If Jordan Davis (interchangeable with Wyatt) was there in round 1, or a Nik Bonito in round 2 I'd also take these guys if Wyatt and Ojabo were not available.

WR's:
I've watched the top WR's in this draft (the top 15-20 WR's) and now going back watching their video's a second time. A guy who I don't believe anyone at CCTV has really talked much about that is rapidly climbing my board is Josh Johnson. This guy seems to be pushed back to 3rd round, or possibly even the 4th round on the simulators but this guy looks to me the 2nd coming of Adam's (at least in potential). He is 6'2" running sub 4.5 and shiftier than heck. Don't sleep on Josh, Pickens, or Khalil!

The top WR's I like that are say 6'2" and above are the following:
-I really like George Pickens who is 6'3" and a sub 4.5. Guy has the speed, length, and natural hip turning ability. Reminds me somewhat of Jameson Williams. While I do not have a favorite WR other than Jameson (who isn't likely to be available) I think George is possibly my favorite and I would likely make him the first WR drafted. If Gutey drafted him with the #28 I would not be upset.
-There are a whole bunch of WR's that I bunch in that 6'2" to 6'5" height with sub 4.5 speed (Burks is a little slower) that any one of them I would be very happy with depending where they were drafted that include the following:
George Pickens with 4.47 speed
Jameson Williams with 4.39 speed
Jalen Tolbert with 4.49 speed
Alec Pierce with 4.33 speed
Treylon Burks with 4.55 speed
Josh Johnson who is the shortest at 6'2" with 4.44 speed (super like this guy and would enjoy him and Pickens together)
Christian Watson at 6'5" with 4.36 speed (why would anyone want Drake London when Watson is faster, shiftier, and more explosive and can be had further back in the draft)?
Danny Gray who like Johnson is 6'2" but faster with 4.33 speed

WR's 6'1" or under:
Garrett Wilson with 4.38 speed (love this guy but he won't be available)
Chris Olave with 4.39 speed
Khalil Shakir with 4.43 speed
Skyy Moore with 4.41 speed
Jahan Dotson with 4.41 speed
Calvin Austin (great gadget player who I'd take him in rounds 3 or 4) with 4.32 speed
John Metchie with 4.5 speed
Velus Jones with 4.31 speed and great kick returner

My favorite draft selections in rounds 1 thru 3 would be:
22. Devonte Wyatt, Jordan Davis at DL, Jameson Williams at WR, or Trevor Penning at OT
28. David Ojabe at Edge, Devontae Wyatt at DL, or Trevor Penning/Bernhard Raimann at OT
53. Nik Bonito at Edge, George Pickens or Treylon Burks at WR, or Max Mitchell at OT
59. George Pickens, Christian Watson, Treylon Burks, Josh Johnson, or Kahlil Shakir at WR
92. Calvin Austin, Kahlil Shakir, or Josh Johnson at WR

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