My Green Bay Packers Mock Draft
As the Green Bay Packers season has reached the half way point, I will attempt to do (another) mock draft. I normally do mocks on the websites I post at, but I wanted to do one in “The Locker Room”.
I also normally don’t project signings or trades but I will add one in this mock draft because I believe it (the trade) will happen. I don’t know if the team will be right, but I think the compensation will be.
I also believe the Packers will be picking in the 10-15 range in the draft.
Here we go…..
I think Mike McCarthy will be back but he also will have to make a few coaching changes.
Out: Joe Philbin (OC), James Campen (OL), Jerry Fontenot (Asst. OL), Shawn Slocum (ST)
In: Bruce Matthews (OL), Bobby April (ST), Brian Schottenheimer(OC/Asst HC)
Trade: Aaron Kampman to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2nd and 4th rounder.
Signing: Marcus McNeill- LT- San Diego Chargers: I know, I know Ted Thompson won’t spend money in free agency, but even Thompson knows his best of winning is with Aaron Rodgers upright and McNeill would help him out in that department.
Taylor Mays- SS- USC: Big, fast, strong, instinctive safety that has the work ethic to go along with his freakish skills. His play as a senior has not been as good as his junior complain, but he also has two new starting corners and a trio of first time starting linebackers. He will be more of a playmaker on the pro level than in college.
Round 2 ( A ): Jonathan Dwyer- RB- Georgia Tech: Dwyer is a running back that has a bowling-ball body. Dwyer is a north South runner with top end speed but it is his field vision and cut back abilities that set him apart from most. Playing in Paul Johnson’s spread offense has helped his stats, but may hurt his stock.
Round 2 ( B ) : Mike Johnson- OL- Alabama: Johnson can play either guard ot tackle. Most scouts believe that he has the footwork to be a LT in the NFL. I believe that he wold be an All Pro guard. He is a winner and plays with the type of intensity the line lacks.
Round 3: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah- CB- Indiana (PA): A big, fast, physical corner that also returns kicks and punts. He is a playmaker that some project as high as a second rounder. The Packers were at his game on 11/8. He has five special teams touchdowns this season on returns so far.
Round 4 ( A ): Cameron Sheffield- OLB- Troy: Another of Troy St.’s outside linebackers that can get to the passer. Not as good as DeMarcus Ware, but a poor man’s version and in time could be a very good 3-4 rush backer.
Round 4 ( B ): Alex Carrington- DE- Arkansas St.: This kid’s stock is going up. He can do it all, stop the run and rush the passer. He has good size, 6’5, 284 lbs and is strong. By the way, he runs a 4.7 forty as well.
Round 5: Taylor Price- WR- Ohio- A big kid (6’1, 205) with sub 4.4 speed. He is a sleeper and is having a decent year for the ‘Cats. Would help on special teams and depth at wide receiver.
Round 6: Michael Smith- RB- Arkansas: The small (5’6, 180 lbs) but fast (4.37) Smith is a do everything back. He can return kicks and punts, catch the ball well and run away from defenders. His size is his biggest knock, but he is a playmaker that is for sure.
Round 7: Zac Robinson- QB- Oklahoma St: He is a dual threat quarterback, but he needs to show he can play under center. He would provide the Packers with a QB that could play in a “Wild Pack” offense.