For as great as Aaron Rodgers has been since he took over the starting quarterback job with the Green Bay Packers, the franchise hasn’t always necessarily done right by the reigning NFL MVP. Perhaps the most prominent example was trading up for Jordan Love in the first round of last year’s draft but that was just another addition to a long list of first-round head-scratchers.To buy more [b][url=https://www.packernfl.com/]Green Bay Packers Jersey[/url][/b] with cheap price, you can visit packernfl.com official website.
Since Rodgers took the helm of the offense, they have not taken a wide receiver (or any offensive skill position player) in the first round. That’s crazy to consider that the Packers have never spent their most valuable draft pick on a player that would directly help their best asset. Could that change in the 2021 NFL Draft?
Obviously, history says not to bet on it. But Davante Adams still needs a reliable running mate and Green Bay could be faced with a target too good to pass up at the end of the first round in the 2021 NFL Draft. That’s where we begin as we run through a 7-round 2021 mock draft for the Green Bay Packers, compiled via The Draft Network.
When you look at the Packers wide receiver room outside of Davante Adams, the group is not completely devoid of talent. Both Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard have popped up at times to make big plays and have standout performances. However, both players and the rest of the depth chart are limited.
The issue with the receiving corps can be boiled down to the fact that, beyond Adams, every key contributor is nothing more than a role player. More pressingly, those role players are all built in a very similar mold with a big body and some physical traits that fit their frame. That’s where the Packers need to look to diversify the unit.
If Elijah Moore is there at the 29th pick, Green Bay needs to pull the trigger. At one point, it seemed as if the Ole Miss product would possibly slip to the Pack at the end of the second round but, as the pre-draft process has gone on, it’s clear he’s more likley to be a first-round pick than a late second-round pick.
Looking at what Moore is capable of, it’s not hard to see why. Though he doesn’t possess great size, the pass-catcher is incredibly fast and quick, which allows him to attack all levels of the field. That type of playmaking and versatility would not only add a new element to the Packers offense but further open up the field for Adams and the rest of the weapons.