By Jack Wepfer
For the second time, a well-known mock draft has connected UTSA edge rusher Marcus Davenport with the Green Bay Packers.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller published his post-Super Bowl seven-round mock draft on Monday. Davenport was the top pass rusher available, according to Miller’s board, when the Packers picked at No. 14.
Both Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds and Georgia’s Roquan Smith were taken by the Packers’ pick. Harold Landry, another top pass rusher connected to the Packers, went to the Tennessee Titans at No. 25.
Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson came off the board to the Seattle Seahawks at No. 18.
Four quarterbacks – Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield – were all selected in front of the Packers’ pick.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. had the Packers taking Davenport in his first mock draft released a few weeks ago, and Miller feels the same:
The Green Bay Packers underwent a dramatic housecleaning on the coaching staff and in the front office this offseason, but one thing remains the same—the need for a pass-rusher is priority No. 1.
With Brian Gutekunst now general manager, it’s not helpful to look at past drafts and offseasons to predict how the Packers will attack this year, but given his football IQ and understanding of team building, we should be confident he’ll add a pass-rusher early in the draft. On my board, Marcus Davenport is the top one...