Packers Morning Buzz: Dazzling WR prospects difficult to ignore at No. 30

Stu Courtney
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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at

We'll start with a wave of post-combine mock drafts, the majority of which seem to be pairing the Packers with wide receivers who fared well in Indianapolis.

This from Ryan Wilson of

30. Green Bay: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

Aiyuk didn't play in the Senior Bowl because of an injury, and his 4.5 40-time in Indy doesn't change that fact that he plays much faster. Aiyuk has just one year of productivity but he's a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball -- and he's only going to get better. Added bonus: He's dangerous in the return game too.

The rest of Wilson's first-round mock is here:

Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus sees the Packers taking another wide receiver who dazzled at the combine:

30. Green Bay: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

It’s difficult to see Mims escaping the first round after putting up the most complete Combine of any receiver in attendance. His 4.38 40, 38.5-inch vertical, 10-foot-11 broad and, especially, 6.66 three-cone were all scintillating numbers for a 6-foot-3, 207-pound wideout. That explosion and catch radius is something the Packers are sorely lacking.

Here's PFF's entire first-round mock:

Daniel Jeremiah of also likes Mims to Green Bay:

30. Green Bay: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor 

Mims has helped himself as much as any player in the draft during the spring, between his awesome Senior Bowl and outstanding combine.

Jeremiah's first-round mock is here:

And another vote for Mims to Green Bay from Trevor Sikkema of the Draft Network:

30. Green Bay: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor 

Denzel Mims’ week reminded me a lot of Chris Godwin’s. Godwin was already seen as a good prospect coming into the combine, but he put up athletic numbers that raised his ceiling even higher than even his biggest fans originally thought. That’s what happened with Mims. His 4.38-second 40-yard dash, 10-foot 11-inch broad jump and 6.66-second 3-cone drill were all above the 90th percentile for his position.

Check out Sikkema's three-round mock here:

Bill Huber of sees the Packers taking Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray at No. 30 but projects them taking three receivers in later rounds:

Our Pete Dougherty writes that it's time the Packers moved on from Blake Martinez and looks at his potential replacements:'s Nick Shook picks combine standouts at each position:

One last look at combine winners and losers:

Could the local kid wind up coming home?

The CBA is going to get a big thumbs up from the NFLPA's rank and file, folks:

And finally: This week only, Pete Dougherty will be hosting his live Packers chat Tuesday instead of Wednesday. The chat starts at noon CT, bring your questions for Pete:

Contact Stu Courtney at (920) 431-8377 or Follow him on Twitter at @stucourt

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