The Green Bay Packers filled a few needs during the first wave of 2019 free agency. Here’s a 4-round mock draft following those signings.
The Green Bay Packers bolstered their roster in a big way during the first wave of free agency last week by signing outside linebackers Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos and offensive lineman Billy Turner. After filling some key needs, particularly at edge rusher, we now have a better idea of which positions Green Bay might target in the early rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.
How Green Bay performs in the draft will determine their level of success in 2019. Armed with 10 selections, general manager Brian Gutekunst has little excuse for not drafting an impactful rookie class. After acquiring an additional first-rounder from the New Orleans Saints last year, the Packers have an impressive four selections in the first 75 picks. Here’s a full breakdown of Green Bay’s selections:
Round 1, Pick 12
Round 1, Pick 30 (from New Orleans)
Round 2, Pick 44
Round 3, Pick 75
Round 4, Pick 114
Round 4, Pick 118 (from Washington)
Round 5, Pick 150
Round 6, Pick 185
Round 6, Pick 194 (from Seattle)
Round 7, Pick 226
Here, we go through a 4-round mock draft for the Packers, using their first six selections in the process. Using The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator, we were able to come away with an extremely promising draft class. The biggest takeaway was that Green Bay can’t afford to miss on their first three picks. That’s why our strategy was to pick safe players who could come in and make and impact on Day 1.
So, without further ado, here’s a four-round 2019 mock draft for the Green Bay Packers following the first wave of free agency.