Green Bay Packers mock draft roundup (April 21 edition)
Just in case you didn't know, the NFL Draft is a scant nine days away.
On April 30, Green Bay Packers fans will find out who will be the latest Ted Thompson first-round selection (the No. 30 overall pick this year). Then May 1 and May 2 come the final six rounds. Day 3 will be a little busier (barring trades), as the Packers have a couple of extra selections (thank you compensatory picks).
Anyway, I've scanned the Internet as best I could and found a number of mock drafts. Most just do the first round, but some also tackle multiple rounds. I've listed all the mocks (with a link) and their picks below.
For reference, here are Green Bay's picks by round (* - compensatory picks, which cannot be dealt): First -- 30; Second -- 62; Third -- 94th; Fourth -- 129th; Fifth -- 166; Sixth -- 205, 210*, 212*; Seventh -- 247.
OK, now onto the mocks:
FOXSports.com's Peter Schrager (2 rounds): Round 1 -- Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson. "Anthony hasn't been listed as a first-rounder in many mock drafts, but I like him in Green Bay. He's 6-3, 235 pounds and can both get to the quarterback and perform in coverage."; Round 2 -- Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon.
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah (2 rounds): Round 1 -- Marcus Peters, CB, Washington. "The Packers could go inside linebacker here, but opt to take arguably the most talented cornerback in the draft."; Round 2 -- Wes Saxton, TE, South Alabama. "Saxton doesn't get much attention, but he's ultra-athletic."
NFL.com's Charles Davis: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU. "The Packers need to help ease the loss of CB Tramon Williams and keep up with the big-time WRs of the NFC North."
Walter Cherepinsky of WalterFootball.com (6 rounds): Round 1 -- Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA. "The Packers will be extremely fortunate if Eric Kendricks drops to them at No. 30. Kendricks, the top inside linebacker in this class by a wide margin, would fill a huge need."; Round 2 -- Duke Johnson, RB, Miami; Round 3 -- Jacoby Glenn, CB, Central Florida; Round 4 -- Leterrius Walton, DE/DT, Central Michigan; Round 5 -- Geneo Grissom, DE/OLB, Oklahoma; Round 6 -- Bryce Hager, ILB, Baylor, Rannell Hall, WR, Central Florida and Rob Crisp, OT, N.C. State.
Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com (6 rounds): Round 1 -- Kevin Johnson, CB, LSU. "The Packers lost a couple of veteran cornerbacks in free agency, and Johnson is a perfect fit for the type of defensive backs that they like."; Round 2 -- T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh.; Round 3 -- Kwon Alexander, OLB, LSU; Round 4 -- Sean Hickey, OT, Syracuse; Round 5 -- Tyeler Davison, DT, Fresno State; Round 6 -- Tony Washington, OLB, Oregon, Chris Hackett, S, TCU and Terrence McGee, RB, LSU.
NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang (2 rounds): Round 1 -- Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma. "At 6-5, 329 pounds, Phillips has the length and strength to provide the Packers with depth all over the defensive line."; Round 2 -- Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson.
NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler (2 rounds): Malcom Brown, DT, Texas. "Opinions are all over the map on Brown's draft projection, but this might be his floor, which would be an absolute steal for Green Bay."; Round 2 -- P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State. "Although a few off-field incidents will ding him, Williams is arguably a first round prospect, giving the Packers value here."
Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU. "They lost two corners in free agency, so why not add one here? Collins is a long corner who can play man coverage."
Will Brinson, CBSSports.com: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU.
DraftTek (7 rounds): Round 1 -- Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA; Round 2 -- Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (Ohio); Round 3 -- Markus Golden, OLB, Missouri; Round 4 -- Kenny Bell, WR, Nebraska; Round 5 -- Tavaris Barnes, DE, Clemson; Round 6 -- Wes Saxton, TE, South Alabama, Deon Simon, DT, Northwestern State and Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Auburn; Round 7 -- Kyshoen Jarrett, SS, Virginia Tech.
Jeff Schudel, The News-Herald & The Morning Journal: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU.
Newsday's Nick Klopsis: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington.
SI.com's Don Banks: Byron Jones, CB, UConn. ". . . the value at cornerback is probably greater at No. 30, and an inside linebacker can be found in the second round."
Scott Wright, NFLCountdown.com (3 rounds): Round 1 -- Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson. "The Packers are always one of the more difficult teams to get a read on because general manager Ted Thompson is very good at masking his true intentions."; Round 2 -- Clive Walford, TE, Miami; Round 3 -- Alex Carter, CB, Stanford.
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain: Byron Jones, CB, UConn. "An athletic corner who has good size and fills a big need."
The Washington Post's Mark Maske: Eli Harold, LB, Virginia. "The secondary might be a more pressing need for the Packers but Harold is a good value for this pick, as a potentially productive pass rusher."
The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram's Charean Williams: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas.
The Kansas City Star's Terez A. Paylor: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State. "He looks the part of a strong-side inside linebacker in the Packers' scheme, and has should help shore up a leaky run defense."
MyNFLDraft.com: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA.
The Sun Sentinel's Omar Kelly: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU.
ESPN.com's Mel Kiper Jr. (Insider), mock draft: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU. "I can see the Packers targeting a pass-rusher here, but I also think they'll be able to find help there in Round 2." Kiper's "Grade A" draft: 1. Jalen Collins, CB, LSU; 2. Clive Walford, TE, Miami; 3. Xavier Cooper, DT, Washington State.
Eddie Brown, UT-San Diego (6 rounds): Round 1 -- Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA. "Kendricks is a tackling machine who makes plays sideline to sideline. His selection would allow Clay Matthews to move back to his normal position of outside linebacker."; Round 2 -- Clive Walford, TE, Miami; Round 3 -- Iko Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon; Round 4 --Taiwon Jones, ILB, Michigan State; Round 5 -- Tyler Varga, FB, Yale; Round 6 -- Antwan Goodley, WR, Baylor; Damiam Swann, CB, Georgia and Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State.
Jon Meoli, Carroll Country Times: Shaq Green-Thompson, LB, Washington. "Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson has a knack for finding players that fit with the Packers who might not work anywhere else. I think Green-Thompson is an incredible talent, and Thompson will find a position for him."
Nathan Rickard, Pro Players Insider: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest.
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