Green Bay Packers 3-Round Mock Draft

As of right now, the Green Bay Packers have five picks within the first 100 selections of the 2022 NFL Draft

Simply put, that means the Packers have an opportunity to set themselves up with a handful of contributors who can help the team right away, and that’s huge with the organization all-in on the final years of Aaron Rodgers

Brian Gutekunst and company can also set the Packers up for a bright future with these picks, though, which makes the 2022 NFL Draft extremely important for Green Bay.

With that in mind, here’s a 3-round Mock Draft 1.0 for the Green Bay Packers.

Round 1, No. 22 overall: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Treylon Burks, Arkansas
Treylon Burks #16 of the Arkansas Razorbacks catches a pass for a touchdown during a game against the Missouri Tigers. He could be a great draft pickup for the Green Bay Packers | Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Gutekunst likes big, strong wide receivers, and Treylon Burks out of Arkansas definitely fits that description. He’s 6-foot-3, 225-pounds but can also run a 4.55 40. 

He’s far from the fastest wideout in the class, but he has football speed, and that really shows up on film . He has everything you look for in a No. 1 receiver. He’s not yet Davante Adams with his footwork, but he’s clearly a strong route-runner and can excel on anything from bubble screen to a straight “go” down the sideline.

Burks goes up and high-points the football well and does a great job of tracking it when it’s in the air.

He caught 66 passes for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns his junior season at Arkansas. Notably, he averaged 16.7 yards per catch.

Burks may not be elite from day one, but he projects to be a great NFL wide receiver.

Round 1, No. 28 overall: Skyy Moore, WR Western Michigan

If it worked out that the Packers were able to get their big receiver with pick No. 22 and come back with their second first-rounder and snag the speedy and shifty Skyy Moore from Western Michigan…there’s a chance Gutekunst would run to the podium.

To be clear, this would be quite the departure for a franchise that hasn’t drafted a receiver in the first round since Javon Walker in 2022. 

With that said, Gutekunst made the bold move of trading Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders, and with Marques Valdes-Scantling signing with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Packers really need to restock the depth chart at wideout.

In Moore, the Packers would have a player who could eventually take over for Randall Cobb in the slot and he could split time in the interim. He’s far from just a typical slot receiver, though. 

He’s only 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, but he ran a 4.41 40 at the NFL Combine and has even better football speed. Moore is a player who can take the top off a defense from anywhere on the field.

Round 2, No. 53 overall: Darian Kinnard, OT, Kentucky

Darian Kinnard, Green Bay Packers draft pick?
Tackle Darian Kinnard #70 of the University of Kentucky Wildcats during the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack | Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

With both David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins coming off major knee injuries and Billy Turner (who played a ton of right tackle) released, the Packers need to get some reliable depth at tackle.

In Kinnard, Green Bay could have a 6-foot-5, 345-pound big man who can play tackle and guard right off the bat. The Packers know how important versatility is in their offensive lineman, and that’s something they look for.

Kinnard is a strong run blocker but also only allowed one pressure in the final five games of his career as a pass-blocker, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Packers have an eye for linemen, and protecting Rodgers moving forward is key. This is a pick that makes a ton of sense for Green Bay.

Round 2, No. 59 overall: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC

The Packers have to feel like they’re a few pieces away from having an elite defense and though Jackson may not be able to be that one final piece from day one, he does project to be an excellent player on the edge.

At 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, he’ll be a stand-up outside linebacker in Green Bay’s scheme, meaning he’ll mostly have to focus on rushing the passer and causing havoc in the backfield.

He notched five sacks for USC in 2021 with one forced fumble and one interception, so he’s undoubtedly a play-maker. In three seasons with the Trojans, he ended up with 12.5 sacks, so he’s well worth the risk for a team looking for some pass-rushing depth.

Round 3, No. 92 overall: Neil Farrell Jr., DL, LSU

Neil Farrell, LSU Tigers
Neil Farrell Jr. #92 of the LSU Tigers reacts during a game against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Tiger Stadium | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The Packers need some major reinforcements in the middle of the defensive line.

Kenny Clark is a superstar but he can only do so much. Green Bay signed Jarran Reed, who notched 43 tackles and 2.5 sacks for the Kansas City Chiefs last season, but he’s far from the player who secured 50 tackles and 10.5 sacks for the Seattle Seahawks in 2018.

Clark and Reed will be a nice one-two punch, but then by drafting Farrell Jr. the Packers can get some size and athleticism behind them in the rotation.

Farrell is 6-foot-4, 325-pounds but he’s not just a run-stuffer. He notched two sacks for the Tigers last season and he had three in 2019. All told, he finished his LSU career with 7.5 sacks over four seasons of playing, which isn’t all that bad for a player of his size.

One would think that his potential could really grow to play behind and learning from the likes of Clark and Reed.

Stats courtesy of ESPN and Pro Football Reference. Contract information via Spotrac

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