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APC Mock Draft 2020: Packers get a new, big receiving target in round two

Is Bryan Edwards the right receiver for the Packers in this draft?

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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

Pick Team Player Position College Author
Pick Team Player Position College Author
1 CIN Joe Burrow QB LSU Kris
2 WAS Chase Young EDGE Ohio State Jordan
3 DET Jeff Okudah CB Ohio State Mike
4 NYG Isaiah Simmons LB Clemson Jon B
5 MIA Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama Tex
6 LAC Justin Herbert QB Oregon Shawn
7 CAR Derrick Brown DT Auburn Jon B
8 ARI Andrew Thomas OT Georgia Peter
9 JAX CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma Paul
10 CLE Tristan Wirfs OT Iowa Jordan
11 NYJ Mekhi Becton OT Louisville Shawn
12 LV Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama Mike
13 SF (from IND) Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina Mike
14 TB Jedrick Wills OT Alabama Kris
15 DEN Henry Ruggs WR Alabama Tex
16 ATL CJ Henderson CB Florida Paul
17 DAL Xavier McKinney S Alabama Kris
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
21 PHI Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma Tex
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
25 MIN Denzel Mims WR Baylor Shawn
26 MIA (from HOU) Austin Jackson OT USC Tex
27 SEA Jeff Gladney DB TCU Jordan
28 BAL Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame Jon B
29 TEN Ross Blacklock DT TCU Jon B
30 GB Joshua Jones OT Houston Peter
31 SF Tee Higgins WR Clemson Mike
32 KC Zack Baun LB Wisconsin Kris

APC 2020 Mock Draft - Round 2

Pick Team Player Position College Author
Pick Team Player Position College Author
33 CIN Laviska Shenault WR Colorado Kris
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
41 CLE Grant Delpit S LSU Jordan
42 JAX Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin Paul
43 CHI (from OAK) Jalen Reagor WR TCU Paul
44 IND Michael Pittman JR WR USC Peter
45 TB D'Andre Swift RB Georgia Kris
46 DEN A.J. Terrell CB Clemson Tex
47 ATL Cole Kmet TE Notre Dame Paul
48 NYJ Kristian Fulton CB LSU Shawn
49 PIT Jake Fromm QB Georgia Peter
50 CHI Jeremy Chinn S Southern Illinois Paul
51 DAL Jaylon Johnson CB Utah Kris
52 LAR Terrell Lewis EDGE Alabama Tex
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
58 MIN Noah Igbinoghene CB Auburn Shawn
59 SEA Cesar Ruiz OL Michigan Jordan
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.