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Green Bay Packers Mock Draft for 2021
The Green Bay Packers have won 26 regular-season games over the past two seasons, and under head coach Matt LaFleur’s watch, they’ve appeared in two consecutive NFC title games.
Despite that, the Packers continue to get disrespected for how they’ve drafted, how they’ve handled star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and how they’ve performed in the game before the Super Bowl.
In some regards, the criticism is warranted. However, Green Bay has pieced together a strong team, and it may not take much to nudge this team to the Super Bowl to finish the job.
Considering the Packers were not active in free agency, they’ll have to improve through the draft. To assess the best ways for them to do that, let’s dive in with this 2021 Green Bay Packers team mock draft.
Round 1 (Pick 29) – Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Green Bay is very close to realizing their dream of winning a second Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers.
They’ve gone about the whole process in an odd way, but here they are, potentially one great defensive player away from taking that next step.
Seemingly locked in on offense, the Packers’ only real issue is a defense that can still get burned due to a lack of reliable depth behind shutdown cover man Jaire Alexander.
The Packers did the unforgivable when they brought back Kevin King, too.
While that looked like a bad move, I get it. It’s a fiscal move that at worst keeps their depth from falling apart completely, and ideally, whatever stud rookie they bring in pushes King down the depth chart a bit.
If King is not your #2 corner, he could still be useful.
The one big knock? He had back surgery in the off-season. If that isn’t something that deters the green and gold, they could have a stud to slide across from Alexander.
Round 2 (Pick 62) – D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan
Okay, here, the Packers finally get Aaron Rodgers some help. To be fair, Davante Adams might be the best wide receiver in the NFL, and the supporting cast around A-Rod is pretty underrated.
That said, the Packers have never really fully invested in Rodgers’ weapons on a high level, and when you’re this close to a championship, you better get your boy a toy.
I have eyes for the likes of Rashod Bateman, Rondale Moore, Amari Rodgers, and others. Moore, specifically, is already gone via my New York Giants 2021 team mock draft, though.
The others might not make it this far down in round two, either.
That brings us to the (hopefully) overlooked Eskridge, a flat-out problem for opposing defenses.
Eskridge is exactly the type of field-stretching offensive weapons the Packers could use. He can be utilized on jet sweeps, in the screen game, down the field, and can even breathe life into a long-dormant return game.
Green Bay is obviously good to go on offense, but adding an explosive playmaker like this could put them over the top.
Round 3 (Pick 92) – Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
If you are catching a trend, it’s twofold; the Packers need to right past wrongs, and they need more athleticism.
They can get more of that with Moses, who addresses a lingering hole at inside linebacker and adds some speed, athleticism, and versatility to their defense.
This is not a defense with zero assets. Green Bay has a man-eater up front in Kenny Clark, a solid pass rush on the outside, two quality safeties, and a shutdown corner.
If they can get a second corner and top it off with a freak in the middle like Moses, they might really have something.
Moses has downgraded after a meh 2020, but he is a balanced, athletic linebacker who grades out both against the run and the pass.
I’ll admit there is a little risk here, but it’s baked into his round three selection.
Predicting the Packers’ Day Three Picks
- Round 4, Pick #135 – Deonte Brown, OG, Alabama
- Round 4, Pick #142 – Drake Jackson, C, Kentucky
- Round 5, Pick #173 – Demetric Felton, RB, UCLA
- Round 5, Pick #178 – Larry Borom, OT, Missouri
- Round 6, Pick #214 – Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma
- Round 6, Pick #220 – Khyiris Tonga, DT, BYU
- Round 7, Pick #256 – Avery Williams, CB, Boise State
Green Bay would be fortunate to enjoy this draft, as they nab three difference-makers with their first three picks.
They can also round out some depth on the o-line with nice value in round four with Brown and Jackson.
The other guy they’d really be excited to get is Demetric Felton.
Green Bay’s offense is built to set things up for offensive weapons like this, as Felton is the total package when you look at patience, vision, athleticism, and versatility.
The Packers did lose Jamaal Williams, so Felton could fill a gadget role, while he also could be useful as a receiver and a return specialist.
Why is he even still available here? Because he lacks great size or a true position. However, someone will value his ability as an offensive weapon, and he’d be a great fit with the Packers.
However, Brown has all the speed you’d want from a cornerback, and he also possesses fluidity and good ball skills. He can even help in the return game, making him a quality depth add across the board.
Green Bay can take another crack at the corner with the sliding Williams, while Tonga is a space-eater with the size, athleticism, and explosiveness to be a monster at the next level.
The pass-rushing chops and fit aren’t necessarily ideal, but Williams offers major upside for a day three pick.
Green Bay Packers 2021 Team Mock Summary
It’s fun to put together a 2021 Packers team mock draft because the holes are obvious, and it’s exciting to wonder how good this draft could be if Green Bay doesn’t botch it.
That isn’t to suggest I know everything, but Green Bay has a real shot at adding some serious difference-makers to their roster in 2021.
They don’t necessarily have to get the exact players broken down above.
Still, I doubt Packers fans would be sad to add an elite cornerback like Farley, a speedy receiver like Eskridge, or a freak athlete at linebacker in Moses.
Everyone else provides nice depth for the o-line and defense and could wrap up a very successful draft for Green Bay. Of course, the real question is if the Packers can make the right calls and march their way to Super Bowl 56.