Green Bay Packers trade down in 7-round 2020 mock draft post-free agency

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Jalen Reagor
WR TCU

Trade: Packers trade No. 30 and 175 to Colts for No. 34 and 122

Sitting initially with the No. 30 overall pick, there’s a chance that value might not be there for the Green Bay Packers. Yes, they could take a player like Jalen Reagor or K.J. Hamler at that spot, the two top wide receivers available during this simulation. But why not try to maximize value by moving back into the second round? That’s the best move here and, lo and behold, they still land Reagor while turning a fifth-round pick into a mid-fourth-rounder.

After the limited moves in free agency, the Packers’ primary concern in the 2020 NFL Draft is to add talent and versatility at wide receiver. Davante Adams is a phenomenal player but he and Aaron Rodgers can’t carry the passing game on their own, which is largely what transpired in the 2019 season.

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com described, without purpose, perfectly why Reagor will fit seamlessly with the Packers:

Reagor is a smooth athlete with blazing speed who has more playmaking talent than receiver skill and play-callers need to account for that when determining how to utilize him. He’s electric with the ball in his hands so getting it to him quickly rather than asking him to consistently make plays for himself as a ball-winner could be crucial. When 2019 is balanced against his 2018, the grade and projection begin to climb with a versatile receiver who’s able to spice the offensive gumbo.

Spicing up “the offensive gumbo” is the exact directive the Packers should be working with this offseason. Adding the speedy playmaking of Reagor, before and after the catch, to what the offense already has in tow is perfect. The TCU product would bring a new dynamic to the offense that, as a result, would make life easier for everyone involved and, as such, the Green Bay offense more effective and consistent.

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