Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Green Bay Packers NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 2.0

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:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

22. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC

After eschewing a glaring receiver need this past offseason, the Packers must address the position heading into 2021 – and not with more stop-gap measures. This pick would reunite St. Brown with his brother, Equanimeous. It would also give the Packers a versatile, high-ceiling receiver prospect who can handle outside duties but was also a killer for USC's Air Raid in the slot last fall.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

24. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

It's getting to the point where if the Packers don't take a receiver in the first round next spring, Aaron Rodgers may just up and demand a trade. Bateman has an incredibly polished game for a man who was only a true sophomore last season, and he can get off press at the line of scrimmage at an NFL level already. He led all receivers in college football by averaging 3.6 yards per route from a split-wide alignment.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

20. Jay Tufele, IDL, USC

The addition of Tufele might be a bit of a surprise, but the Packers are a team that needs help in run defense and after locking in Kenny Clark for the long-term, the Packers would love to get another stud to play next to him and keep the team's pass-rushers in one-on-ones off the edge. At 315 pounds, Tufele fits the mold to play inside for the Packers.

Pro Football Network - Oliver Hodgkinson (8/16)

18. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama

The Green Bay Packers had arguably one of the more eye-opening drafts in the NFL last year. With an expectation of surrounding Aaron Rodgers with talent, the organization drafted his successor and a running back in the first two rounds. You would expect the Packers to address the wide receiver position in the 2021 NFL Draft, although there is a need to strengthen at cornerback, linebacker, and offensive line.

Patrick Surtain Jr. has all the ingredients to emulate his father's success in the NFL. Surtain Sr. was the 44th selection of the Miami Dolphins in 1998, and there'‘s every reason to suspect that Surtain Jr. will be drafted considerably above that in the 2021 NFL Draft. Surtain Jr. combines prototypical size, good ball skills, and an ability to create turnovers in various ways to rank as one of the best cornerbacks in the class.

ESPN - Todd McShay (8/12)

18. Nico Collins, WR, Michigan

Seriously, what are we doing here? Ten first-round picks for Green Bay since 2012 and only one -- Jordan Love, a quarterback -- went toward the offense. Odd strategy when you have one of the game's best QBs in Aaron Rodgers now entering his age-37 season. Aaron Jones broke out, and Davante Adams is going to put up points, but can someone in the Packers' front office get this man another playmaker? Please. While Collins had just 37 catches last season, he turned that into 729 yards and seven scores with mediocre QB play. He has great size at 6-foot-4 and plenty of vertical speed.

The Draft Network - Jordan Reid (8/10)

26. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

One of the most surprising moves, or lack thereof, this offseason was the Packers failing to draft a receiver. The franchise hasn't drafted a wide receiver in the first round since selecting Javon Walker in 2002, but the franchise finally breaks the streak of failing to select a player at the position with Moore. The Purdue target has already opted out of the season and declared for the 2021 draft. Moore had a breakout freshman season where he totaled 114 receptions for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns, but last season he only played in four games after suffering a hamstring injury.

A receiver that possesses a running back build, he would remind the franchise of another successful wideout in Randall Cobb. A thick and low center of gravity player that's electric from the slot, during his standout first season, 906 of Moore's receiving yards came after the catch. Also recording a team-high 21 broken tackles, which more than doubled the next best output. Catch consistency is an area Moore will need to improve upon as he recorded 13 drops over the course of his career.

Pro Football Network - Matthew Valdovinos (8/9)

18. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

You're welcome, Packers fans. I know your front office has neglected your wishes and refused to get Aaron Rodgers weapons outside of Davante Adams. Well, not in this mock draft. The Packers land Chase who seems to be the consensus WR1 among draft pundits currently. I'm a bit lower on Chase, and I think the NFL will be too.

He lacks elite athletic ability and he plays much bigger than he actually is. However, working across from Adams will mean Chase sees a high volume of one-on-one coverage, something he can take advantage of with Aaron Rodgers. Excellent value for the Pack here.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (8/3)

26. Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

I know Green Bay doesn't pick wide receivers in the first round, but this should be an exception. Moore would be the perfect versatile weapon for the offense who can create after the catch and make explosive plays.

The Packers don't have a player like Moore in their weaponry and he would go a long way in filling out Rodgers'/Love's supporting cast. Having a guy that can consistently create space, whether that is separation or creating post-catch, can make a huge difference in keeping the offense on schedule.

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