Friday, April 2, 2021

Green Bay Packers 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 8.0

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 - Hanson (4/1)

29. Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

Replacing Bryan Bulaga with Ricky Wagner last offseason, the Packers released Wagner earlier this offseason and once again have a hole to fill at right tackle. Plugging the 20-year-old Mayfield in at right tackle would allow the Packers to move Billy Turner back to guard.

ESPN - McShay (4/1)

29. Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky

Davis could replace Christian Kirksey, who signed with the Texans. He is an off-the-ball linebacker who can impact multiple facets of the defense, and he's a very good tackler in space. As for the WR-sized elephant in the room, Louisville's Tutu Atwell and Minnesota's Rashod Bateman are worth a look, but this class is deep, and Davis' game could be perfect for the Green Bay defense.

Baltimore Sun - Doon (3/31)

29. Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky

The calls for a wide receiver will continue, but the Packers offense has been just fine with Davante Adams as the only legitimate threat. Plus, there will be an opportunity to add a quality receiver later in the draft. Here, Green Bay gets a high-energy tackling machine to fix one of the weakest spots on its defense.

EDSFootball - Donahue (3/29)

29. Greg Newsome, CB, Northwestern

The lasting image in most Packers fans' minds from the NFC Championship Game is Tom Brady continuously picking on CB Kevin King. Newsome may have solidified a spot in the first round with his 4.38 40 at his recent pro day. When on the field, Newsome earned First-Team Big Ten honors, but injuries have been a bit of a problem in his career. He has missed parts of each of the past three seasons, which puts him just below the top 3 CBs in this draft.

San Diego Union Tribune (3/29)

29. Greg Newsome, CB, Northwestern

The Packers need a strong perimeter defender to pair with Jaire Alexander. Newsome is an upgrade over Kevin King.

L.A. Times - Farmer (3/29)

29. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

The Packers do Aaron Rodgers a solid and get him a superb route runner who knows how to play in the bitter cold.

The Ringer - Kelly (3/26)

29. Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi

After locking in star running back Aaron Jones to a four-year, $48 million deal, the Packers can turn their gaze to an even bigger offensive need: wide receiver depth. Moore isn't getting a ton of first-round buzz right now, but he probably should be after leading college football in yards per game and finishing second in catches last season. He's an explosive playmaker in the middle of the field, as well as a savvy route runner with good hands. He's exactly the type of player Green Bay's offense is missing.

Newsday - Klopsis (3/26)

30. Elijah Moore, WR, Mississippi

Davante Adams remains one of the NFL's best receivers, Robert Tonyan broke out at tight end and Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are dependable depth options, but if the Packers want to maximize the rest of Aaron Rodgers' remaining years and give heir Jordan Love a running start when his time comes, they could add another speedy playmaker. Don't let Elijah Moore's 5-9, 185-pound frame fool you. He's speedy and shifty enough to blow by defenders but also has the toughness to make catches over the middle.

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