Sunday, January 17, 2021

Green Bay Packers 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 4.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Green Bay Packers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Green Bay Packers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Green Bay Packers, check out our 2021 Green Bay Packers Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Packers:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (1/15)

31. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

Could this be the year that the Packers invest in a first-round receiver? Perhaps, but it wouldn't surprise me if they went with an disruptive interior defender like Barmore. The redshirt sophomore had 9.5 tackles for loss including eight sacks and three forced fumbles in 2020 and played his best football down the stretch. Six of Barmore's sacks came in the final six games of the season.

San Diego Union Tribune - Eddie Brown (1/13)

31. Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

The Packers run defense has not improved by much and remains a significant weakness of a potential title contender -- they're allowing 4.5 yards per carry. A converted safety, Bolton is a thumper in the middle who is equally adept in coverage and was a finalist for the Butkus Award.

CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (1/13)

31. Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

Love this prospect-team pairing because Collins has the size to rush off the edge in Mike Pettine's scheme and range from sideline-to-sideline when needed.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (1/12)

31. Daviyon Nixon, IDL, Iowa

One of the most impressive risers this season, Nixon flashes the power to stack blockers and quickness to leverage gaps, posting 13 tackles for loss in seven games. The last time the Packers drafted an Iowa defensive lineman, Mike Daniels proved to be a steal. Nixon could have a similar impact.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (1/7)

31. Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

The Packers' linebacking corps is underwhelming and a glaring hole on the roster. Bolton would finally provide them with an enforcer in the middle of the defense that can play in space, cover, and fill against the run.

ESPN - Todd McShay (1/7)

31. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

Another mock, another wide receiver to the Packers. Maybe this is the year Green Bay finally does it for Aaron Rodgers. This will be the 11th first-round selection for the Packers since 2012, and the only offensive one was another quarterback (Jordan Love, 2020). Rodgers, the likely MVP, slung it this season, leading the NFL in touchdown passes with 48 and showing no signs of decline -- but 18 of them went to Davante Adams. Quite simply, the Packers have to replenish the WR room with game-breakers, and Marshall (who opted out halfway through the 2020 season) can come down with balls in traffic and tack on big yards after the catch.

As an aside, running back will be something to watch on Day 2. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams might not return to Lambeau Field, and the likes of Michael Carter (North Carolina), Javonte Williams (North Carolina), Chuba Hubbard (Oklahoma State), Trey Sermon (Ohio State) and Kenneth Gainwell (Memphis) could be names to keep an eye on.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (1/5)

31. Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

Aaron Rodgers finally gets his first-round receiver in Toney, who would thrive with the open-field opportunities afforded to him by playing opposite Davante Adams.

Athlon Sports - Bryan Fisher (1/5)

31. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

Aaron Rodgers has played at an MVP form but he's still in need of a No. 2 to the terrific Devante [sic] Adams. Marshall took on an added role with the Tigers after Ja'Marr Chase's opt-out and could be the perfect complement to what is already in Green Bay.

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