the 13x Champion Green Bay Packers select…

Finally!  Something to watch where we don’t know the outcome!

The Packers have plenty of needs to address, however addressing current needs in the draft gets you in trouble.  Picking the best player available is usually the best method to success.  If that best player available just so happens to fill a current need, that’s a win-win.  Let’s look at some potential prospects that could fall to Green Bay and how that would impact moving forward.

Wide Receivers – this draft is considered to possibly be the best ever for that department.  Here’s a tiered group that would be ideal for the Packers to add that could realistically contribute their rookie year, but then again, keep in mind, rookies rarely contribute enough to help win a Super Bowl.  The best draft class ever (in my opinion, by a single team) was the Saints in 2017, and they still had one of those awesome rookies fail to make a tackle on Diggs in the NFC Divisional Round to lose on the Minneapolis Miracle.  But I digress…

  • CeeDee Lamb, WR Oklahoma
  • Jerry Jeudy, WR Alabama
  • Henry Ruggs III, WR Alabama
  • Justin Jefferson, WR LSU
  • Brandon Aiyuk, WR Arizona St.
  • Tee Higgins, WR Clemson
  • Laviska Shenault Jr., WR Colorado
  • Denzel Mims, WR Baylor
  • Jalen Reagor, WR TCU

I’d be happy with any of those players taken at 30th.  Especially Lamb, Jeudy, or Ruggs as they’re considered to go near or in the top 10.

Other Positions—here’s a list of players that would make sense to draft at 30th for the Packers should they be available as well, or at least to keep an eye on…

  • Tristan Wirfs, OL Iowa
  • Jedrick Wills Jr., OL Alabama
  • Andrew Thomas, OL Georgia
  • Mekhi Becton, OL Louisville
  • Kenneth Murray, ILB Oklahoma
  • Patrick Queen, ILB LSU
  • Grant Delpit, S LSU

Again, if some of these players fall to 30th, it’s extreme value to Green Bay to select them…and the one that seems to be somewhat realistic is the Safety from LSU, Grant Delpit.  By all accounts, he seems to be a certifiable stud and will be in the NFL.  With the way the NFL has been and seems to be is defending the pass and needing pass rushers, coverage, and playmakers: he fits all 3.

Let’s look at a few scenarios…

Dream Scenario—if somehow Tua Tagovailoa (QB – Alabama) drops to 30th similar to Aaron Rodgers dropping to 24th in 2005.  Again, I think there’s zero chance of this happening, even more so BECAUSE of the Rodgers drop.  However, dream scenario.

Close to a Dream—Tua drops enough to a point where Green Bay could trade up without giving away tremendous value to a spot to draft him.  Again, highly unlikely and there’s too much value in this draft to give away picks (when they should be acquiring).

My Prediction??? –

  1. Trade back (assuming they find a partner).
  2. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR Colorado

 

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