We have three Mondays until the 2022 NFL Draft. So, every Monday we will be here to do a full seven-round Green Bay Packers mock draft. In last week’s mock draft, we drafted everything straight up without any trades. This week, we will include some trades to navigate the NFL Draft to draft the best possible fits for the Packers. Given the collection of Packers draft picks, there will be some movement in the actual draft.
You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get a seven-round Packers mock draft every Monday as well, which will be a collaboration between three of the hosts from Lombardi Sweep.
We will use the PFF Mock Draft tool to complete our mock draft since it helps to make things slightly more realistic in terms of player availability. We use this tool to keep the other 31 teams realistic, but we use our knowledge and analysis to draft players. This was lost on some people last week. Ready? Here we go!
Packers Draft Picks 2022
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After trades and two compensatory picks, the Green Bay Packers have 11 total draft picks for the 2022 NFL Draft.
7-Round Green Bay Packers Mock Draft 2.0
PACKERS MOCK DRAFT TRADE:
Packers Get: R1:19, R3:98, R4:120. R6:194
Saints Get: R1:28, R2:59, R7:228
Round 1, Pick 19: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
We start our Packers mock draft off with a trade so we can move up to grab the last of the “big four” wide receivers. Chris Olave fills a big need the Packers have. This offense doesn’t have a number one receiver or a deep threat. Olave can be both.
Olave has the speed and ball-tracking skills to be an elite deep threat in the NFL. He also has late hands and solid route-running abilities, making him a tough cover for any cornerback, especially in the NFC North.
Round 1, Pick 22: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
I love me some Trevor Penning. The offensive tackle from Northern Iowa is mean, nasty and an absolute dog. Remember the old clip of Marshawn Lynch practicing against high schoolers and beating their asses? Penning’s college highlights are the equivalent to that. It’s not that just he looked better than everyone else, it looked like he wasn’t even supposed to be there.
Penning would be an immediate starter at right tackle, bringing that old-school, nasty mentality that this offensive line is missing now that Lucas Patrick is gone. An offensive line of David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Josh Myers, Jon Runyan and Trevor Penning, with Marcedes Lewis at tight end and A.J. Dillon running the ball, would be downright scary in December.
Round 2, Pick 53: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
The Packers always feel obligated to draft a project, so here’s their project. Right now, he has the tools to be an elite speed rusher in the NFL, but he’s too slim to be an every-down contributor. His skills are also raw, though nearly everyone agrees he is a budding star that needs solid coaching to unlock his potential.
He can be involved in the rotation this season. Then, hopefully, he continues to progress and he is peaking at the time Preston Smith’s contract is up.
Round 3, Pick 92: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State
While the Packers do have slot receiver filled with Randall Cobb, he cannot be trusted to stay on the field. Khalil Shakir is an absolute stud in the slot who already has a great highlight reel.
He has tremendous hands, runs great routes, and he will gain yards after the catch. Shakir can become a stud weapon underneath for the long-term, complementing the skills of Olave perfectly.
Round 3, Pick 98: Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada
We’ll follow up the Shakir pick with another solid downfield receiving threat for Aaron Rodgers. At 6-2, 200 pounds, with tremendous explosivity, Romeo Doubs is a big-play threat for the Packers.
His route running, while slightly limited, is solid. He has strong hands, high football IQ, NFL speed and a great versatility. If Doubs played at a bigger school, he would be given more respect in his draft projection. With two 1,000-yard seasons to his name, he has the tools to be a 1,000-yard receiver in the NFL as well.
Round 4, Pick 120: Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State
The Packers never, ever, invest in their special teams. This is the reason why this unit has been bad for so long. This pick is a pick solely for special teams. While Zyon McCollum wouldn’t;t be a starter on defense next year, he has the potential to grow into that role. Until then, he can be one of the best special teams contributors in Green Bay.
At 6-2, 200 pounds, he pairs tremendous size to go along with 4.33-second speed. He attacks the ball at the catch point, and he’s always around the ball, totaling 13 interceptions in his college career. McCollum is also more than willing to hit, and he has great tape of him at gunner on the punt team. We need to improve special teams, and he may be the MVP of that unit in 2022, then a starter at cornerback in 2023. That’s unbelievable potential in the fourth round.
Round 4, Pick 132: Zach Tom, OL, Wake Forest
Zach Tom may be the most athletic offensive lineman in the 2022 NFL Draft. He is not ready to start Day 1, but he is a player the Packers could develop into a future starter on this offensive line. Tom started the past two seasons at left tackle for the Demon Deacons, but he played center before that, so he has the versatility the Packers often look for.
Tom clearly has the speed and quickness to deal with speed rushers at tackle. However, he doesn’t have the length of a typical NFL tackle. For this reason, many see him as a guard at the next level. Regardless, he has the tools to be a freak and an absolute problem in the outside zone game. He’s a depth guy for now, but he has the potential for more. That’s exactly what you’re looking for in a fourth-round offensive line pick.
PACKERS MOCK DRAFT TRADE:
Packers Get: R5:154, R5:162, R5:166
Eagles Get: R4:140, R5:171, R6:194, R7:249
Round 5, Pick 154: Noah Elliss, DL, Idaho
The Packers just signed defensive tackle Jarran Reed, which is a signing I love. However, drafting Noah Elliss gives the Green Bay defense more of a run-stopper in the middle of the defense. At 6-4, 360 pounds, Elliss is an absolute load and a great value pick in the fifth round.
Elliss has rare size, tremendous strength and quickness, and he knows how to plug gaps. His biggest criticism is that he needs to get into better shape to play more snaps. However, with the defensive line room the Packers have, all he needs to be is a situational, rotational piece.
Round 5, Pick 162: Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin
This pick will be a fan favorite, as most Wisconsin Badgers are in Green Bay. But unlike some picks of Badgers in the past, Jack Sanborn is a good player that makes sense for the Packers draft. The Packers signed back Krys Barnes on a one-year deal. Drafting Sanborn would give him a season to rotate in and contribute, learn behind a couple of good linebackers, then possibly start alongside De’Vondre Campbell in 2023.
Sanborn is great at avoiding blocks and is an elite blitzer from the inside linebacker position. He’s fundamentally strong and obviously well-coached. While he doesn’t possess great speed or athleticism, I do think he is getting criticized too much in this area, and many Wisconsin alumni do.
PACKERS MOCK DRAFT TRADE:
Packers Get: R5:172, R6:220, R7:262
49ers Get: R5:166, R7:258
Round 5, Pick 172: Cordale Flott, CB, LSU
The Packers currently don’t have a true slot cornerback they feel comfortable with. Instead, Brian Gutekunst has expressed his desire for all three top corners to play there this season. This is a bad idea, but it is what it is.
Drafting Cordale Flott would give them another slot corner on the roster. Flott has great length for a slot corner, but he could add a bit more size. Still, he has good quickness and ball skills. Flott also shows good twitch in the running game and fights through blockers. The issue, to this point, has been finishing tackles.
Round 6, Pick 220: Jason Poe, OG, Mercer
My guy. Jason Poe is an absolute freak, in every good sense of the word. Remember the Combine performance of Dontari Poe? The testing of Jason Poe gives me flashbacks. Here are his measurables:
- Bench Press — 34 reps (92nd percentile)
- 40-Yard Dash — 4.89 seconds (99th percentile)
- Vertical Jump — 31.5 inches (89th percentile)
- Broad Jump — 9 feet, 3 inches (92nd percentile)
- 10-Yard Split — 1.72 seconds (90th percentile)
Poe is so fast and strong that there is some talk among NFL circles that someone could try to use him as a fullback. Remember that December lineup I discussed above with Trevor Penning at right tackle and A.J. Dillon running the ball? I forgot to say we’re in I-Formation and Poe is leading the way. Sorry about it, defensive lines that are about to be pooping themselves.
After including him in the last Packers mock draft, Poe tagged me in a tweet of him flexing (above). He needs to be a Green Bay Packer.
Round 7, Pick 262: Abram Smith, RB, Baylor
Mr. Irrelevant for 2022 is Abram Smith, playmaker out of Baylor. Again, Green Bay never invests in their special teams. However, I do, and my Packers mock draft will, since it’s an obvious weakness on the team right now. This pick is a pick solely for special teams.
Abram Smith is a former linebacker turned running back for Baylor. He recorded 48 tackles for the Bears in 2020, then 1,601 rushing yards last season. To me, it screams that this guy invites contact and is more than willing to make plays. Put him on every special teams unit. And if tragedy strikes in the game to either the running back or linebacker position, maybe Smith can step in.