As we approach the 2020 NFL Draft, it is time to dive into another Green Bay Packers mock draft simulator. This mock draft was conducted via the Mock Draft Machine from TheDraftNetwork.com. Here is the full 7-round Packers Mock Draft 04/12.
Round 1 Pick 30: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
I’m in the camp that the Packers do not go inside linebacker early but in this simulation, Patrick Queen was the best choice available and is just too good to pass up. He brings everything that Green Bay is looking to have in the middle of their defense. Queen is an athletic sideline to sideline tackling machine who is also a plus in coverage. He is fast and physical with a tone-setting attitude. Pairing Queen with Christian Kirksey would give the Packers two 3-down playmaking backers that can cover ground and fix a decade long hole in the heart of the defense.
Round 2 Pick 62: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
With Brandon Aiyuk still on the board, Green Bay wastes no time getting the pick in. Aiyuk brings a completely different skill set that is not currently on the roster. His lateral quickness will allow him to separate and get open for Aaron Rodgers. With his 18 yards per catch, Aiyuk is a twitched up big play waiting to happen. He is the versatile piece that Matt Lafleur can move all over the offense.
Round 3 Pick 94: Matt Peart, OT, UConn
Matt Peart is a 6’7″ 310 lb. mountain built to play tackle in the NFL. He is a good athlete for his size and has some nasty to his game. As a smaller school player, he is a bit raw and can use a redshirt year to gain the technique and strength to play at this level. With some work, he could be a future staple at right tackle for the Pack.
Round 4 Pick 136: Leki Fotu, DL, Utah
The Packers again go with a giant in the trenches this time on the defensive side of the ball. There is talk that Green Bay is comfortable with what they have on the defensive line but I am not buying that. As a former U.S national rugby player, Leki Fotu brings some nice explosive athletic qualities to is 340-plus lb. frame. However, he is not just a space-eater. Fotu can win at the line of scrimmage and get into the backfield. At the very least, year 1, he is depth upgrade and short-yardage stuffer.
Round 5 Pick 175: Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
Dalton Keene is a versatile tight end, halfback and fullback type that is a moving piece in Lafleur’s offense. He is known for his ruthless blocking and nasty streak. Keene made some stellar catches to show of his soft hands in the passing game. He is a true grinder type that will only grow and get better. Keene is one of my favorite sleepers and a guy that can wear many hats on offense and on special teams.
Round 6 Pick 192: Jonathan Garvin, EDGE, Miami
Jonathan Garvin is a smooth edge rusher that has really nice bend and flexibility. He needs to get stronger and fine-tune his pass rush moves but there is a lot to work with. Garvin adds nice depth behind the Smith bros. and Rashan Gary.
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Round 6 Pick 208: Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa
Reggie Robinson is a depth cornerback with nice length and size. He ran better than expected at the combine and did well in the other athletic tests. Robinson was a 4-year starter at Tulsa and made 1st-Team All-Conference during his senior season. With depth in the secondary a concern and the future of Kevin King up in the air, the Packers need to add guys with high upside to the defensive backfield.
Round 6 Pick 209: Joe Reed, WR, Virginia
Joe Reed is another guy with a skill set that is different from what Green Bay currently has in the wide receiver room. He is built like a running back but he can play in the slot and possesses big-play ability. Reed is also a dynamic return specialist and can excel in all special teams duties right away.
Round 7 Pick 236: Zach Shackelford, OL, Texas
Nothing sexy here, just a late-round offensive lineman that can add long term depth and spot starter capabilities. Zach Shackelford played center at Texas and was a team leader. He is well respected by teammates and coaches alike. Shackelford is a move interior guy that fits the mold of Packers linemen.
Round 7 Pick 242: Michael Warren, RB, Cincinnati
A Jamaal Williams clone, Michael Warren comes into the NFL with a lot of college production. He is a hard-nosed runner that doesn’t go down easy and can gain tough yards. Warren has nice balance and a low center of gravity. Perhaps his best attribute is that defenders don’t get clean shots on him due to his nifty footwork. Currently, the top two running backs on the Packers depth chart are in contract years. The chance of both being back is minimal, so Warren would provide some long term depth at the position.
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