It’s that time of year once again! Yes, the always-exciting NFL Draft kicks off Thursday evening. While this can be a great event to watch a team fill in the missing holes needed for a Super Bowl run, the NFL Draft can also feature a certain NFC Championship team drafting all backups, resembling Helen Keller at a shooting range. Of course, we should try to be optimistic, and that is exactly what we will do with this full seven-round Packers mock draft.
While it seems certain the Packers will not actually make a selection at pick No. 29, this Packers mock draft will not feature any trades. You will see that the first-round selection may be someone the Packers decide to move up for, but he could also fall to them, depending on how the draft shakes out. It is important to note that this Packers mock draft is what they should do and not a prediction of what they will do. Unfortunately, that is a relevant point to be made.
2021 Packers Draft Picks
Round 1: No. 29
Round 2: No. 62
Round 3: No. 92
Round 4: No. 135
Round 4: No. 142 (Compensatory)
Round 5: No. 173
Round 5: No. 178 (Compensatory)
Round 6: No. 214
Round 6: No. 220 (Compensatory)
Round 7: No. 256
7-Round Packers Mock Draft
Round 1, No. 29: OL Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
The Packers start the 2021 NFL Draft by selecting a difference-maker on the offensive line. Teven Jenkins is the perfect player for the Packers. We know how much Green Bay values versatility across their front unit. Jenkins played offensive tackle throughout college, but he has a guard’s skillset. He is an old school, mean lineman that drives defenders into the turf. Starting him at the right guard, with Billy Turner at right tackle, could be the perfect recipe for this offensive line. Can you imagine a Jenkins at both guard spots? Double with the center up to backer, and Aaron Jones will be one-on-one with the safety often this season.
Round 2, No. 62: CB Elijah Molden, Washington
Elijah Molden is a Day 1 starter in the slot at the NFL level. While he isn’t very big, at only 5-10, he has fantastic instincts, can play the ball vertically and he is an absolute missile as a tackler. Despite adjusting vertical really well, Molden’s skills are fit best for the slot, and his only experience is in that position as well. If Kevin King somehow learns to play cornerback this offseason, the Packers would have a rock solid cornerback group.
Round 3, No. 92: LB Baron Browning, Ohio State
Baron Browning has all of the skills to be an elite linebacker at the NFL level. His weaknesses are all in the mental game. Browning has struggled with reads and knowing where is eyes need to go. However, he’s extremely physical and will blow up plays. With Joe Barry’s specialty being linebacker development, Browning is the perfect project for him.
Round 4, No. 135: WR D’Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan
You cannot teach speed, and that is exactly what D’Wayne Eskridge has. He landed on Bruce Feldman’s “freaks” list, thanks to a laser-timed 4.33-second 40-yard dash, to go along with a 350-pound bench, 505-pound squat and 37.5-inch vertical. He’s 5-9, 190 pounds, which likely crosses him off Gute’s draft board, but he gives the Packers a phenomenal athlete on offense, and something the Packers have not had in a long, long time — an elite kick returner.
Round 4, No. 142: DL Jay Tufele, USC
In the most loving sense, Jay Tufele is a lunatic. He fires off the ball and is out for blood. This is both a strength and a weakness, as he can get a bit out of control. Still, as a rotation piece on the defensive line, Tufele can come in on third downs and make a play.
Round 5, No. 173: DL Chauncey Golston, Iowa
Following the Tufele selection, the Packers follow it up with the opposite at the same position. Chauncey Golston is a fantastic run defender that has the skills to thrive on early downs. He has great strength and elite hand technique. However, he doesn’t possess much explosiveness or burst, so he wouldn’t be much help in getting after passers.
Round 5, No. 178: OL Larry Borom, Missouri
Larry Borom is a massive human, though he’s not overly athletic. If he gets his hands on you, you’re done, but he needs to work on his footwork, especially if he plays at tackle. One of the best things about Borom is that he came to play against top competition, playing well against both Alabama and LSU. However, a poor showing against Vanderbilt for anyone is concerning.
Round 6, No. 214: RB Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas
Pooka Williams Jr. is a pure scatback that can be a gadget player for this already strong Packers offense. He offers skills that neither Aaron Jones nor A.J. Dillon possess, and that’s the ability to run actual routes. Pooka could see more snaps in the slot than the backfield, essentially like a budget version of Tarik Cohen.
Round 6, No. 220: LB Garret Wallow, TCU
“Jack of all trade, master of none” is a phrase that comes to mind with Garret Wallow. Despite expecting the be a Day 3 selection, Wallow could become a strong rotational piece to the linebacking corps. He is most comfortable between the tackles, though he needs to put on some weight to truly thrive there and play to his strengths.
Round 7, No. 256: LS Camaron Cheeseman, Michigan
After the only outside free agency signing being a long snapper that hasn’t played in five years, let’s bring a third long snapper into camp and really heat up the competition. We’ll do snap-offs, maybe through flaming rings and whatnot. Hell, they could sell out Lambeau for it an add a second Family Night this summer. But in all seriousness, do you know how many Packers jerseys you could sell with a last name like Cheeseman? He’s also an aspiring dentist, which feels useful to have around.