After the New Orleans Saints loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs the Packers now obtain their 30th overall pick in the upcoming draft. This would make it Green Bay’s second overall pick in the first round and will have ten picks overall.
These are the picks the Packers have for this draft.
- Round 1, Pick 12 (12th overall)
- Round 1, Pick 30 (30th overall) – from New Orleans
- Round 2, Pick 12 (44th overall)
- Round 3, Pick 12 (76th overall)
- Round 4, Pick 12 (108th overall)
- Round 4, Pick 16 (112th overall) – from Washington
- Round 5, Pick 12 (140th overall)
- Round 6, Pick 12 (172nd overall)
- Round 6, Pick 22 (182nd overall) – from Seattle
- Round 7, Pick 12 (204th overall)
The Packers don’t have many picks to work worth but they will still have six inside the top 112 overall. They are desperately in need for an edge rusher, safety, defensive end, guard, and wide receivers.
The pass rushing was far from great last season and now they will be losing Clay Matthews to free agency. The Packers will need to look for someone that can play along side Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark. They will also need another safety to replace Ha-Ha Clinton Dix after he got traded for a pick in the draft. They should really look for a solid safety early in the draft. The packers signed a lot of young wide receivers last year but they will need someone to replace Randall Cobb who they will also be losing due to free agency.
A great prospect to look at for the Packers would be Deionte Thompson who is a Safety from Alabama. He is a great playmaker and would be a great player to put at free safety. A great defensive end to look into drafting would be Zach Allen from Boston College. Allen is an extremely strong pass rusher and works great in a four man front which the Packers love to use. To fill the wide receiver slot they should go for Parris Campbell from Ohio State. He ran a 4.32 forty yard dash at the draft combine and could really make a great replacement for Randall Cobb. Another solid wide receiver to go for early in the draft would be Marquise Brown from Oklahoma. He had 75 receptions for just over 1300 receiving yards last season and could be a great wide receiver for Rodgers to throw to.