Each year, Acme Packing Company’s writers combine for a mock draft, pitting each of us against one another as we represent different teams. This year, eight APC contributors pitched in, representing four teams apiece — two NFC teams and two AFC teams, and all from different divisions.
This year’s mock stretches to the end of the second round of the draft, giving some possibilities for how the Green Bay Packers’ picks at 30 and 62 overall could go. Check out the mock as we reveal these two rounds of picks throughout the week.
Last year, the Green Bay Packers made three selections in the first 45 picks of the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2020, their second pick will not come until pick 62, but the depth of this year’s draft class suggests that the team should get a player who can contribute instantly with that second-round selection.
But who will that player be and what position will he play? After selecting Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones in round one of the APC Mock Draft, Peter Bukowski stays on offense, finding the Packers a big, physical wide receiver. Here’s how the full two-round mock broke down:
APC 2020 Mock Draft
|2||WAS||Chase Young||EDGE||Ohio State||Jordan|
|3||DET||Jeff Okudah||CB||Ohio State||Mike|
|4||NYG||Isaiah Simmons||LB||Clemson||Jon B|
|7||CAR||Derrick Brown||DT||Auburn||Jon B|
|13||SF (from IND)||Javon Kinlaw||DT||South Carolina||Mike|
|18||MIA (from PIT)||Justin Jefferson||WR||LSU||Tex|
|19||LV (from CHI)||Trevon Diggs||CB||Alabama||Mike|
|20||JAX (from LAR)||Patrick Queen||LB||LSU||Paul|
|22||MIN (from BUF)||K'Lavon Chaisson||DE||LSU||Shawn|
|23||NE||Brandon Aiyuk||WR||Arizona State||Paul|
|24||NO||Jordan Love||QB||Utah State||Shawn|
|26||MIA (from HOU)||Austin Jackson||OT||USC||Tex|
|28||BAL||Chase Claypool||WR||Notre Dame||Jon B|
|29||TEN||Ross Blacklock||DT||TCU||Jon B|
APC 2020 Mock Draft - Round 2
|34||IND (from WAS)||Antoine Winfield JR||DB||Minnesota||Peter|
|35||DET||Justin Madubuike||DT||Texas A&M||Mike|
|36||NYG||Isaiah Wilson||OT||UGA||Jon B|
|37||LAC||Ezra Cleveland||OT||Boise State||Shawn|
|38||CAR||Damon Arnette||CB||Ohio St.||Jon B|
|39||MIA||Yetur Gross-Matos||EDGE||Penn State||Tex|
|40||HOU (from ARI)||A.J. Epenesa||EDGE||Iowa||Jordan|
|43||CHI (from OAK)||Jalen Reagor||WR||TCU||Paul|
|44||IND||Michael Pittman JR||WR||USC||Peter|
|47||ATL||Cole Kmet||TE||Notre Dame||Paul|
|50||CHI||Jeremy Chinn||S||Southern Illinois||Paul|
|53||PHI||K.J. Hamler||WR||Penn State||Tex|
|54||BUF||JK Dobbins||RB||Ohio State||Mike|
|55||BAL (from NE via ATL)||Logan Wilson||ILB||Wyoming||Jon B|
|56||MIA (from NO)||Kyle Dugger||S||Lenoir-Rhyne||Tex|
|57||LAR (from HOU)||Clyde Edwards-Helaire||RB||LSU||Tex|
|60||BAL||Robert Hunt||OG||ULL||Jon B|
|61||TEN||Cameron Dantzler||CB||Miss St||Jon B|
|62||GB||Bryan Edwards||WR||South Carolina||Peter|
|63||KC (from SF)||Raekwon Davis||DL||Alabama||Kris|
|64||SEA (from KC)||Prince Tega Wanogho||OT||Auburn||Jordan|
Bryan Edwards was unable to work out at the combine, but his 6-foot-3, 216-pound frame puts him well in line with some of the Packers’ other big receivers. He did not test due to a broken foot, but he looks to have enough speed and agility to hit the Packers’ benchmarks based on the tape. He’s also an experienced player, a four-year starter who broke some of Sterling Sharpe’s school records at South Carolina.
With the Packers having plenty of players capable of lining up as a big slot receiver, Edwards can learn on the boundary opposite Davante Adams and grow into a role as an NFL weapon over time.
Check out picks 1-10, 11-20, and 21-32 here if you missed anything from our mock this week.