It’s draft day!
It’s like Christmas in April.
For this one, I’m going to stop exploring different scenarios and just let one simulation run and pick the way I would if I was running the show for the Packers.
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Here are the results:
This is a perfect example of why the Packers don’t need to reach for a receiver.
It was tempting. I could have taken Jameson Williams at 22, but it seemed like a risk for a team that can’t wait for a receiver to heal. I could have taken Christian Watson at 28, but it seemed like a gamble on a guy with a high ceiling and low basement.
As it stands, I got two of the premier defensive prospects in the class by sitting tight and taking the best player available. Jordan Davis and Daxton Hill can make this defense absolutely amazing. Logan Hall coming in as a 3rd rusher brings the hybrid tools that Joe Barry loves on the edge.
At receiver, I took my time and ended up with George Pickens, Alec Pierce, and Danny Gray, who are all prospects I really like and show the thick middle of this receiver class. All of them have good size, solid speed, and the route-running and hands that the Packers value in their offense. Jayden Wydermyer is a pass catching tight end that tested poorly, but impressed on the field.
The Packers could really use a developmental guy like that as their tight end depth chart has some long-term question marks at the top.
Braxton Jones and Spencer Burford are the type of Day 3 linemen that the Packers seem to mold into capable starters in a year or two. Both of them have exciting athleticism that can make them proficient zone blockers.
Curtis Brooks is a gap shooter that can have value on special teams, while Cal Adomitis is my favorite 7th round target for the Packers. In all, I was absolutely thrilled with how this played out from top to bottom.
If the Packers pull this off, I’d book my hotel for February.
For this mock, I drafted against the board from Drafttek.
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