It’s officially draft week, so this is our final Green Bay Packers Mock Draft Monday! The 2022 NFL Draft is set to begin Thursday, April 28th, and the Packers have two late first-round picks to play with. In last week’s mock draft, we pulled off a couple of trades to move up in the first round to grab a wide receiver, then trade back to acquire a couple of extra picks. This week, we will do the same to get the best possible fits for the Packers in the NFL Draft. Given the collection of Packers draft picks, there will be some movement in the actual draft.
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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. 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 4.0
PACKERS MOCK DRAFT TRADE:
Packers Get: R1:19, R6:194
Saints Get: R1:22, R4:140
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.
PACKERS MOCK DRAFT TRADE:
Packers Get: R2:42, R3:73, R4:122
Colts Get: R1:28, R4:132
Round 2, Pick 42: Jalen Pitre, DB, Baylor
Jalen Pitre is a hyper-competitive, versatile defensive back. He is arguably the best blitzer among the defensive backs in the 2022 NFL Draft. Pitre flies around and hits, while also being versatile in coverage. He could be a cornerback, box safety or traditional safety in the NFL. Pitre is the type of prospect creative defensive coordinators drool about getting. While it’s unfair to compare him to Tyrann Mathieu, think of his versatility in this type of way.
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 2, Pick 59: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
Abraham Lucas is one of the best pass-protectors in the 2022 NFL Draft. And while he comes from an air-raid offense, there’s nothing Lucas has shown to say he cannot be a weapon in the running game as well. Lucas has the perfect build for an NFL offensive tackle, having the size, length and frame to play immediately. He is extremely light on his feet despite his size, and he has elite-level mirroring skills on the edge. Look for him to be the Day 1 starter at right tackle.
Round 3, Pick 73: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston
While Marcus Jones is an undersized cornerback, that didn’t stop him from being one of the best slot cornerbacks in college. He is also not afraid to hit people, despite being only 5-foot-8, totaling 47 tackles and five interceptions last season.
Jones is one of the most versatile players in the draft, as he also caught 10 passes last season. Oh, and he has been the best kick returner the past couple of seasons, totaling nine kick and punt return touchdowns in his college career. When was the last time Green Bay had a true threat at retuner? That’s why we’re making this Packers mock draft pick.
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.
READ MORE: Khalil Shakir Draft Profile and Scouting Report
Round 4, Pick 122: Dominique Robinson, EDGE, Miami (OH)
Dominique Robinson was a dual-threat quarterback before transitioning to an edge rusher. He is an extremely twitchy edge rusher that has tremendous bend and flexibility to get under tackles. Johnson has the build to be a good edge rusher in the NFL, and he is already using his hands well. He is the perfect project for the Packers, as he continues to learn the position.
Round 5, Pick 171: Josh Johnson, WR, Tulsa
Josh Johnson is coming off a 1,000-yard receiving season at Tulsa. He’s pretty lean, but he has good length and a larger catch radius for his size. Johnson has good footwork and is a solid route-runner. The biggest knock to his game is the drops. He has far too many concentration drops, but if he can get over this, Johnson could grow into a solid contributor.
Round 6, Pick 194: Jason Poe, G, Mercer
Shoutout to Todd McShay for quoting me word for word about Jason Poe, but at least someone other than myself is bringing him to light. 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. After including him in the first Packers mock draft, Poe tagged me in a tweet of him flexing (above). He needs to be a Green Bay Packer.
READ MORE: Jason Poe Draft Profile and Scouting Report
Round 7, Pick 228: 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 7, Pick 249: Darien Butler, LB, Arizona State
The Packers never invest in their special teams, which is why the unit consistently ranks low. However, Day 3 in the NFL Draft is a great day to find some playmakers to round out the roster. Darien Butler from Arizona State fits the bill.
Butler is not afraid to fly around and lay the wood. He’s a physical linebacker who can also drop back into coverage and hold his own. His lack of length drops him down the board and likely limits him in the NFL. However, he can become a rotational piece at inside linebacker for the Packers while being a core player on the special teams.
Round 7, Pick 258: Deven Thompkins, WR, Utah State
Deven Thompkins had a tremendous senior year, totaling over 1,700 receiving yards. He’s an undersized wide receiver (5-foot-8) that will likely only be able to play in the slot. However, he is a fearless wide receiver that is a solid route-runner. There are worse players to get in the seventh round, even if he is likely a practice squad receiver. He likely won’t be happy to reunite with Jordan Love, but oh well.