Three weeks from today is the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
That means in the coming days and weeks pro days will begin to wind down and teams will begin to finalize their draft boards. The excitement will just continue to grow from here.
For the Green Bay Packers, there are few needs on the roster. Unlike last year where everyone and their mother had them taking a wide receiver (we know how that turned out), there is no consensus on what position they will take at 29th overall, let alone which prospect.
Heck they might not even pick at 29 and could move up or down with general manager Brian Gutekunst making some kind of first round trade in the third of the four drafts he has overseen.
Assuming the Packers do stay put, if there has been one position many have them looking at it is cornerback.
Let’s say Gutekunst doesn’t go that route and chooses to address the offensive line or maybe even (finally) inside linebacker. Who are some names to watch there?
That is the focus of today’s edition of cheese curds.
The Packers have famously neglected the inside linebacker position for what seems like forever, but could this be the year Gutekunst bucks that trend. If he does, the star from Tulsa could be an attractive option who can line up at both linebacker positions.
Gutekunst could also choose to address the offensive line and with many current Packers linemen able to play multiple positions, Vera-Tucker would fit right in as he has played both left guard and left tackle. Green Bay would likely put him on the right side but that shouldn’t be an issue.
A full seven-round mock draft here has Green Bay taking an offensive lineman again at the end of the first round but this time it’s a player from Notre Dame.
The Packers and Colts swap picks with Green Bay moving up to 21. Gutey would have to be head over heels in love with a player to make this kind of move but it cannot be readily dismissed.
Baby Yoda with the sense of humor of Gremlins. That best describes this clip from the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel.