Day 2 Mocks: Who do draft experts see the Packers targeting?
Now that the dust has settled from a crazy first round of the 2018 NFL draft, it’s time to take a look ahead to Rounds 2 and 3 which kick off tonight at 7 pm CT. The Packers still have plenty of needs, but only one selection remaining tonight after their bevy of trades last night.
Of course, the Packers could still move up and down the board and end up with a few more picks on Day 2. Who might they target with those picks? We took a spin around the web to look and see who various draft experts see possibly landing with the Packers.
We’ll start with Nate Davis giving the Packers Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk:
His 4.47 speed could soften the loss of Jordy Nelson, and his ability to thrive from the slot could allow the Pack to move on from Randall Cobb a year from now. Kirk's six punt returns for TDs with the Aggies also foreshadow his game-breaking skills on special teams.
Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling giving the Packers BYU linebacker Fred Warner:
Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting has the Packers taking Western Michigan’s offensive tackle Chukwuma Okorafor in his mock for the Sporting News:
Green Bay doesn’t like to pass on offensive tackles it can develop, and Okorafor has left tackle upside. The Packers can take their time with him.
NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein has the Packers taking a Stanford safety:
Intelligent captain of the defense with good speed and aggression. He could challenge for playing time quickly.
Lombardi Ave. has the Packers taking a wide receiver as well in LSU’s D.J. Chark:
From their site:
There is a chance that one of the guys listed above could fall to Green Bay in the second round, but even if they don’t the Packers should still be in very good shape with talented guys at positions of need. They might not be the caliber of a Will Hernandez or Harold Landry, but are still good players such as D.J. Chark or Ronnie Harrison.
Pack To the Future looks at a couple different scenarios, including the Packers addressing the tight end position by taking Dallas Goedert:
From Thane Goetz:
The Packers fill a hole in their tight end depth chart with this pick, and possibly eliminate the need to keep Jimmy Graham on the roster for his full 3 year contract. Goedert displays amazing hands, seriously if you haven’t seen his highlight tape go check it out . He can pick up yards after the catch and he is a willing blocker. Dallas’s game reminds me a lot of Travis Kelce. This would be an ideal fit playing for his favorite team and having Jimmy Graham to learn behind.
SB Nation’s Dan Kadar thinks the Packers grab edge rusher Harold Landry:
The Packers grab Georgie linebacker Lorenzo Carter in CBS Sports’ Day Two mock: