By Zach Kruse
Draft Wire’s post-combine NFL mock draft brought the Green Bay Packers an influx of talent at each level of the defense and two potential weapons in the passing game.
In the first three rounds, Draft Wire had the Packers taking Boston College edge rusher Harold Landry, UCF cornerback Mike Hughes and BYU linebacker Fred Warner. In the fourth round, the Packers used their two picks on Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli and Southern Miss receiver Korey Robertson.
Landry has remained Draft Wire’s go-to player for the Packers in the first round. College football’s most disruptive and productive edge rusher in 2016, Landry used the combine to display the kind of explosive athleticism that could make him a pass-rushing menace right away and for years to come in the NFL.
Hughes doesn’t have great size (5-10, 189) and ran a slower-than-expected time (4.53) in Indianapolis, but he’s been mocked to the Packers in the first round at other outlets. NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders said during the combine that he believes Hughes to be the best cornerback in the draft class.
Warner doesn’t have big name recognition, but he’s athletic and capable of playing multiple positions – a linebacker-centric version of Josh...