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Packers Mock Draft 2022: Drafting All 7 Rounds

  • Ryan Fowler
  • April 5, 2022
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Packers Mock Draft 2022

A new era of Green Bay Packers football is set to take the stage this fall. For Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions fans, it’s a reason to celebrate—even if it’s just for a little while. Aaron Rodgers is back but Davante Adams is gone, and, accordingly, the Packers have briskly found themselves with major questions they simply have no immediate answer for. We attempt to answer them ourselves in this Packers Mock Draft.

Using our Mock Draft Machine, I looked at which prospects the Packers could target. Here is my seven-round mock, including scheme fit, on each prospect:

7-Round Packers Mock Draft

A new era of Green Bay Packers football is set to take the stage this fall. For Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions fans, it’s a reason to celebrate—even if it’s just for a little while. Aaron Rodgers is back but Davante Adams is gone, and, accordingly, the Packers have briskly found themselves with major questions they simply have no immediate answer for. We attempt to answer them ourselves in this Packers Mock Draft.

Using our Mock Draft Machine, I looked at which prospects the Packers could target. Here is my seven-round mock, including scheme fit, on each prospect:

Round 1 (No. 22 overall): Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

One of, if not the most fluid route-runner in this year’s class, Chris Olave would immediately become Rodgers’ top target. An experienced wideout with the ability to win at every level of the defense, his well-rounded skill set fits the script here late in the first round. 

There isn’t a team in football with a more predictable first pick, and while history has proven general manager Brian Gutekunst has shied away from allocating high assets on pass-catchers, not taking one here with their first of two selections in Round 1 is a fireable offense. Take Olave and move on. 

Round 1 (No. 28 overall): David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan 

While Minnesota’s Boye Mafe or Penn State’s Arnold Ebiketie remained options here, selecting David Ojabo and allowing him to redshirt this fall with Preston Smith and Rashan Gary in place could be the optimal scenario here. Although trading back to holster more selections shouldn’t be kicked under the rug either, Ojabo has all the tools to become a dominant pass-rusher and a high-level 3-4 DE in space. 

The NFL usually bets on traits, and Ojabo is overflowing with potential. Taking a guy who will miss the entirety of his first season is often difficult to justify, but with a roster primed to succeed once again in a weak NFC North and top-heavy NFC, Ojabo is the pick here. 

Round 2 (No. 53 overall): Travis Jones, IDL, UCONN

A mover of men within the interior, place Travis Jones adjacent to Kenny Clark and let the big man EAT. After showcasing himself all campaign long for the Huskies, Jones showed up at the Senior Bowl and was flat out unblockable. Whether the Packers opt to use him as a 0-tech nose tackle lined up right over the center or as a 3-4 DE, Jones is as powerful as they come and his impact should be felt from Day 1.

Round 2 (No. 59 overall): Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina

Robert Tonyan was a nice story in 2020 and Mercedes Lewis has continued to avoid father time at 37 years old, but Green Bay is in desperate need of a field-stretcher at the tight end spot. Isaiah Likely is not just TE1, but one of the more athletically gifted pass-catchers in the entire class. 

A consistent burner up the seam within the Chanticleers’ high-octane offense, Likely is an alignment-versatile talent who has shown the ability to stick his nose in as a blocker, while providing a sure-handed target with the burst to gain yards in chunks after the catch. He has the skill set to become a unique chess piece at the next level.

Round 3 (No. 92 overall): Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

A supremely gifted athlete, Alec Pierce earns his money primarily within the vertical third of the field, using his straight-line speed and length to pop the seal off the top of defenses. While he needs work within the intermediate areas of the offense that he will ultimately be tasked with on Sundays, he does tout the ability to elevate and extend to work through contact, which masks his limitations as a pass-catcher over the middle of the field. Whether he initially aligns on the perimeter or as a bigger option out of the slot, Pierce would garner a heavy workload alongside Olave in the revamped Packers offense.

Round 4 (No. 132 overall): Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati 

We go back to the Bearcats well here with Coby Bryant, who should offer a ton of depth for a deep Packers secondary. I didn’t like the board here, so while it was also a BPA add, you can never have enough depth at corner and Bryant has the potential to work as an excellent CB3/CB4 and an immediate impact athlete on special teams. 

Round 4 (No. 140 overall): Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin

A homegrown talent by way of the Badgers, while Jack Sanborn’s skill set doesn’t jigsaw perfectly within an odd-front, you can’t do much better here at LB in the middle rounds. A downhill thumper who will also provide much-needed value on special teams, Sanborn could fill the role of former Green Bay nucleus defenders Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell.

Round 5 (No. 171 overall): Zach Tom, OT, Wake Forest

The entire front five could use some depth, so give me Zach Tom here, a talent with experience at both tackle and center. With quick feet and powerful hands that allow him to win the leverage battle on a consistent basis, he’d provide immediate depth at a multitude of positions with value as a starter as well. 

Round 7 (No. 228 overall): Amaré Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech

Late in the selection process, this is where the years of work from your scouting staff comes into play. With Amare Barno, one of the most athletically-gifted players in the class, why not take a flier on a guy that ran a 4.3s 40 at 246 pounds? He’s a project for sure, but you can do much worse here late on Day 3.

Round 7 (No. 249 overall): Nick Ford, IOL, Utah

With starts at all five spots along the offensive line, Nick Ford—like Tom—is a ball of clay up front. Whether offensive line coach Luke Butkus opts to kick him inside to work behind Josh Myers and Jon Runyan or to the perimeter to backup David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins, his versatility will remain of high value for teams on Day 3.

Round 7 (No. 258 overall): Tanner Conner, WR, Idaho State

One of the deep sleepers in the class, adding more weapons for Rodgers is never something to feel bad about. A 6-foot-3 blend of size, strength, and speed, Tanner Conner, an East-West Shrine Bowl standout, has all the fundamental tools to compete for snaps on Sunday. For a wideouts room in need of pop, Conner could be one of the late-round diamonds in the rough this spring.

Your turn!

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Ryan Fowler