Here are what just a few of the top NFL mock draft prognosticators say the Packers will do with pick number 30 in the first round.
OL Joshua Jones was voted second-team all-conference his senior season in the American Athletic Conference. 61 overall by Kansas City in 2013. 2 in BC history. Good Morning Football Host Peter Schrager says he believes the Packers will pick Texas Tech linebacker Jordan Brooks. My take: Hard to say this wasn't a need. Team: Round 1: Packers. 12 overall): Rashan Gary, LB, Michigan, 2018 (No. The Packers made a run at Austin Hooper in free agency, but it got too expensive so it probably should not come as a surprise they added to this position in the draft. Coach Matt LaFleur may have had Derrick Henry in mind when he and Gutekunst discussed the mammoth 6-foot, 247-pounder. WR Bryan Edwards ranks third in Gamecocks history with 22 career receiving TDs. I feel confident right now.
Pre-draft position-by-position series starts with QBs, But it could be last season together for Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams, putting position on draft priority list, Offensive tackle is the priority this year that guard was last year, D-line has young players at different developmental stages, Inside the target now after outside got all the attention in 2019. What's more, by taking Love in the first round, the Packers get the option of a fifth-year deal on Love's rookie contract. If you love talking football, we have the perfect spot for you. As a sophomore in 2018, set Utah State single-season records for TD passes (32), passing yards (3,567) and 300-yard passing games (seven). The Packers are set at left guard, where Elgton Jenkins replaced Taylor early last season. Became just the second defensive player from the University of Miami (Fla.) to be drafted by the Packers, joining LB Bob McDougal (ninth round, 1947). Instead, Green Bay drafted Rodgers' heir-apparent in Utah State QB Jordan Love with its first-round pick. Was a three-time Academic All-Pac-12 selection, earning second-team honors in 2016 and honorable mention in 2017 and 2018. Oklahoma DL Neville Gallimore finished his college career with 147 tackles and 8Â½ sacks. The Packers have done well with late-round centers; Linsley was a fifth-round pick in 2014 and Scott Wells was a seventh-round pick in 2004. Round 5: Packers. Dan Kadar of SBNation says the Packers will pick Brandon Aiyuk, WR, from Arizona State. Registered a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown at Oklahoma in 2019, 1 yard shy of the school record. The Packers have done well with late-round centers; Linsley was a fifth-round pick in 2014 and Scott Wells was a seventh-round pick in 2004. "Aiyuk would give them a receiver who can vary his routes, work the underneath game, and get deep," he said.
Registered 14 career 150-yard rushing games, the most by any ACC player over the last 20 seasons (Lamar Jackson, 13; Dalvin Cook, 12). "The team's cornerback group could use more depth, so Johnson -- and his ability in press coverage -- would be a welcome addition to this unit," he wrote. He was on the other end of it when he came into the league in 2005 as the Packers' first-round pick and with Brett Favre still years away from retirement (although unlike Rodgers, Favre had already begun to think about it, so the Packers had to start planning for it). TE Thaddeus Moss set LSU single-season records for a tight end with 47 catches for 570 yards in 2019. 94 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft, the highest-drafted player out of the University of Cincinnati since Kelce was picked No. Another trade: General manager Brian Gutekunst didn't just take Rodgers' eventual replacement, he traded up to do it.
Florida RB Lamical Perine scored 30 touchdowns in his college career. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. They also have Raven Greene returning from injury, so Scott will have to show something dynamic to break in. The Packers are deep on the interior of the offensive line (behind staring guards Elgton Jenkins and Billy Turner are experienced guys like Lane Taylor and Lucas Patrick, among others), but they might have to do some shuffling because the only current candidate to replace departed right tackle Bryan Bulaga is veteran free agent signing Rick Wagner. WR Denzel Mims compiled 182 catches for 2,901 yards and 28 touchdowns over the last three years. Was drafted by Green Bay with the third of three picks in the sixth round (No. Social Reaction: Packers pick nine new faces in the 2020 NFL Draft The outlook on what the Packers got, and didn’t get, in their 2020 draft Brian Gutekunst 1-on-1: 'We improved our football team' 226 overall).
WR D.K. Appeared in 32 career games with 25 starts for the Wolverines, opening 24 contests at left tackle and one at right tackle. Was one of only two FBS players (Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor) to finish in the top 15 in the country in rushing yards per game each of the last three seasons (2017-19). The 2020 NFL draft is in the books, and the Green Bay Packers' draft class is complete. 7 overall) as the only QBs in school history to be picked in the first round. Now Love is likely to sit behind A-Rod for a few years, developmental time he probably needs given his sometimes suspect decision-making. USA TODAY. Stepaniak was the third straight interior lineman the Packers picked in the round.
Why the love for Love: One thing you need to play quarterback in Green Bay is a strong arm. Martin, who originally committed to Eastern Michigan as a quarterback, missed five games as a college senior due to a suspension and injuries (foot and knee). Love fits in. Became the fifth center from the University of Oregon to be picked in the NFL draft, joining Hroniss Grasu (third round in 2015 by the Chicago Bears), Fred Quillan (seventh round in 1978 by the San Francisco 49ers), John McKean (17th round in 1972 by the Los Angeles Rams) and Bill Smith (16th round in 1967 by the Pittsburgh Steelers). 4 in ACC history, while his 20 career 100-yard rushing games are tied for No. Both had long careers. Dillon at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Versatility sets new Packers tight end Josiah Deguara apart, Josiah Deguara 1-on-1: Being a Green Bay Packer is 'a dream come true', 2020 NFL Draft: Packers select Cincinnati TE Josiah Deguara in third round, No. 4 on the team with 44 tackles (29 solo) and No. LB Patrick Queen racked up 131 tackles with four sacks and an interception in 41 collegiate games. Then, in the second round, the Packers took Boston College running back, adding a player with a lot of mileage to an already solid group of ballcarriers.
209 pick | 2020 NFL Draft, Power, athleticism keys to G Stepaniak’s game, Photos: Packers G Simon Stepaniak in college, Packers’ seventh-round picks look to make their mark, 2020 NFL Draft: Packers select TCU S Vernon Scott in seventh round, No. He also suggests the Packers could go after an inside linebacker.
(1:16). TE Jared Pinkney notched a career-best seven touchdowns and 774 receiving yards in 2018. Played in 25 games with one start over his first two seasons. Here is a 2020 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Green Bay Packers: Round 1 (No.
OK, so they didn't take a punter but rather a flier on a young, raw pass-rusher. LSU LB K'Lavon Chaisson picked up 9Â½ sacks in just 26 college games. But the Packers lost their tackling leader Blake Martinez to the Giants in free agency. The Packers selected cornerback Jaire Alexander with the No. I'm going to be 40 when the deal ends. Rather than relying on a three-wide spread system so much, perhaps LaFleur truly values running backs and tight end more than a massive stable of receivers. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. LaFleur relied heavily on Henry during his one year as the Titans' play caller before he became the Packers head coach. But the Packers don’t pick again till 62, and they see a solid but unspectacular disciplined route-runner and competitive 50-50-ball player," King wrote. But does a defense ever have enough cornerbacks? 236 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft, marking the 19th player from TCU drafted by Green Bay and the second consecutive year that the Packers drafted a Horned Frogs player in the seventh round (LB Ty Summers, No. So pretty much the same perceived needs they had coming into this year’s draft. Became just the fifth Utah State player in school history to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft, joining Bill Munson (L.A. Rams, 1964, No. WR Laviska Shenault Jr. was the only player in the nation to receive and rush for five or more TDs in 2018. The draft, which had been scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, was successfully completed virtually from the homes of NFL coaches, general managers and other front-office staff because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a 2020 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Green Bay Packers: Round 1 (No. My take: This draft is taking on a Matt LaFleur feel, and picking a combination tight end/H-back this high -- coupled with a power runner in AJ Dillon a round earlier -- could signify a shift in how the Packers operate on offense. More NFL draft coverage ». © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Love threw an alarming 17 interceptions last season after a much more efficient 2018 season (32 TDs and only six INTs). Vic, Bart Starr was drafted in the 17th round. The Packers need more of that. Here are 6 countries where expats feel at home. 27 overall): Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA, 2015 (No. While many compared the selection to the Packers taking Rodgers while Brett Favre was still in town, most experts had Love as a reach, whereas many thought Rodgers might have been the best QB in the 2005 draft. Yes, the Packers have the Smiths, plus last year's first-rounder Rashan Gary, but why not take a flier another one in the seventh round? But competition for specialist jobs could be coming. Round 2: Packers. T Jonah Williams started 44 straight games over three years at Alabama. "The Packers are devoid of talent at receiver, save for Davante Adams.
30. He can, however, play multiple spots. 15 in the nation. Property Quiz: Now A Good Time For You To Invest? Green Bay Packers is a registered trademark of the Green Bay Packers LLC. Registered 92 career receptions, the most in school history by a tight end, with 77 of those catches coming in his final two seasons. 242 overall, Photos: Packers DL Jonathan Garvin at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Appeared in 38 games with 24 starts at defensive end during his three seasons at Miami, recording 106 tackles (46 solo), 29 tackles for a loss, 12Â½ sacks, four fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and five passes defensed. Still, he was second on the Gophers with 66 tackles and had two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a sack, which means he can find the football.