Monday’s Mock Draft Madness: Post-Super Bowl Edition
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Every team’s dream is to own the 32nd pick of the first round of the NFL Draft. That’s the slot that goes to the Super Bowl champion.
No. 32 was Green Bay’s first-round pick in a new three-round mock draft by NFL.com’s Chad Reuter. In the simulation, the Packers and Kansas City Chiefs swapped first-round picks. Having moved back seven spots, the Packers landed versatile Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean.
The Packers traded down last year so the Lions could take Brian Branch (smartly parlaying the pick into receivers Jayden Reed and Dontayvion Wicks and defensive lineman Karl Brooks after multiple deals),” Reuter explained, “so now they get their versatile defensive back with coverage ability, strength against the run and ball skills to create turnovers.”
Green Bay got an extra third-round pick as part of the deal. If that were to
happen, the Packers would wind up with six of the top 95 selections thanks to last year’s trade of Aaron Rodgers landing an additional second-round pick (No. 41 overall) from the Jets, the trade-deadline trade of cornerback Rasul Douglas netting an additional third-round pick (No. 91 overall) from the Bills and No. 95 in the hypothetical deal to give the Chiefs a much-needed receiver.
The three-round haul: DeJean in the first, an offensive tackle and running back in the second and an edge defender, cornerback and defensive tackle in the third round.
The running back was Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen, with the 245-pounder sliding right into the AJ Dillon role alongside Aaron Jones.