Packers Mock Draft V1 : Packers Insider

Packers Mock Draft V1

April 13, 2019 by  
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It is now just 12 days until the draft is finally here.

As you all know, mock drafts are like throwing darts. You may see 1000 mock drafts, and it will be lucky if any of them even have two guys out of 10 right going to the Packers in any round.

With that in mind, will try and do one full 7-round mock draft per day until the draft arrives, and let’s see if we can get any picks right. I won’t project any trades, even though you can bet that GM Gutekunst will make at least one draft trade.

As it stands now, here are the Packers slew of picks:

1. Round 1, pick 12
2. Round 1, pick 30
3. Round 2, pick 44
4. Round 3, pick 75
5. Round 4, pick 114
6. Round 4, pick 118
7. Round 5, pick 150
8. Round 6, pick 185
9. Round 6, pick 194
10. Round 7, pick 226

One more thing to keep in mind: Just because you see a player who goes between 10 and 20 in 99% of the many mocks you have seen, does not mean they will go between 10 and 20 in the real draft. There are always a handful of picks where fans and the tv personalities seem shocked that the guy went 20 picks or a round earlier than the mocks and tv analysts had “projected”.

On the flip side, there are also usually guys who are mocked nonstop in the 15-25 range, who slide way into round two or sometimes round three or even later.

So with all that factored in, I will be sure to put some seemingly “reaches” and “way too low, pipe-dreams” in each of my full 7-round mocks.


While I won’t project trades, this is an ideal player to trade down for, grab in the teens or early 20’s, and pick up some extra draft capital.

Dillard had the highest pass protection grade of any starting tackle in the country at 94.0 this past season, per Pro Football Focus grades.

This may not help make the 2019 Packers take a big step forward. But then again, it just might. Bryan Bulaga is in the last year of his contract, and seemingly is on his last legs. This will be his tenth season, and he’s had a myriad of serious injuries to the knees, legs, and elsewhere. I’m not sure how well Dillard can play guard in this new system, but adding a legit talent at tackle is paramount. You don’t want to see Aaron Rodgers’ life relying on Jason Spriggs anymore, and Billy Turner is not a guy you want protecting on the edges either.


Adderly earned a 90.3 overall grade with Delaware a year ago, and his 89.9 2018 coverage grades leads all draft-eligible safeties. He would be a great fit with recently acquired safety Adrian Amos.

He has the Adderley name that fits great in Green Bay. But his play might bring back memories of 2005 second round pick Nick Collins, from Bethune-Cookman. Delaware and Bethune-Cookman aren’t exactly pipelines to the NFL. But Alabama is and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix wasn’t the answer. Collins was, until his unfair and unfortunate injury in 2011 week two. Next up is Adderly.


Yes I keep seeing Packer fans mocking Isabella to the Packers with the #75 pick. NFL scouts and GM’s know better. He’s too good to last until mid round-three.

Besides, when you think great Packers wide receivers in the past decade, you think of Davante Adams, Greg Jennings, and Jordy Nelson. What round were each of them selected in? That’s right, round two.

Per Pro Football Focus:
Isabella was the highest-graded wide receiver in the country, racking up 1,696 yards, including 219 against Georgia.

More on Isabella here: Andy Isabella is much more than a slot receiver, can ‘do it all’

“That’s my goal,” Isabella said. “I love watching the big-play guys like Tyreek Hill, Tavon Auston and Odell Beckham Jr… Guys that can just change the game. And that’s my goal. I want to be that player that can just change the game at any moment.”


From PFF:
Saunders moves like an edge and even played there at times for Western Illinois. He went to the Senior Bowl and had the second-highest win rate among interior players in the one-on-ones.

He impressed me in the game, reminding me of a younger Mike Daniels or even former Viking interior disruptor John Randle.

All quotes from Pro Football Focus

5. Round 4, pick 114 – TE JOSH OLIVER, SAN JOSE STATE

Oliver is one of the most physically imposing tight ends in the draft class. His 16 contested catches led all tight ends in college football.

6. Round 4, pick 118 – EDGE BEN BANOGU, TCU

Still learning the position, TCU’s Banogu earned just a 72.1 overall grade playing edge defender for the Horned Frogs in 2018 but has unparalleled with his ideal size and athleticism.

7. Round 5, pick 150 – RB DARRELL HENDERSON, MEMPHIS

Henderson is a big play waiting to happen. He recorded a class-high 27 runs of 20-plus yards in 2018; no other running back entering the draft had more than 17 such runs.

8. Round 6, pick 185 – LB T.J. EDWARDS, WISCONSIN

Among off-ball linebackers in the 2019 class with 400-plus defensive snaps played this past season, Edwards ranked fifth in overall grade (90.8) and 12th in coverage grade (84.8).

9. Round 6, pick 194 – LB JOE GILES-HARRIS, DUKE

Giles-Harris earned an impressive 91.2 overall grades across his 1,433 defensive snaps in 2017 and 2018 combined, ranking eighth among draft-eligible off-ball linebackers with at least 600 defensive snaps played in the last two seasons.

10. Round 7, pick 226 –

Boyd’s 90.1 run-defense grade ranked second in the 2019 class among qualifiers at his position, and he also earned strong coverage (74.2) and overall grade (76.7).

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