GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers have two picks on Friday – No. 62 overall in the second round and No. 92 overall in the third round – and holes on the offensive line, receiver, defensive line and more that demand attention.
Here are the best available players on offense at positions of need. CLICK HERE for the best available on defense.
Best Available Receivers
Most draft pundits consider this an excellent class of receivers. However, prospects such as Elijah Moore, Rondale Moore, Amari Rodgers and D’Wayne Eskridge fall short of 5-foot-10 and, at least based on history, will not be a consideration. So, that presumably trims the list of targets considerably. Tylan Wallace, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Cade Johnson are legit options in the slot
- Terrace Marshall, LSU
- Dyami Brown, North Carolina
- Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
- Nico Collins, Michigan
- Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC
- Cade Johnson, South Dakota State
Best Available Tight Ends
This is a low-key need, with Robert Tonyan set to be an unrestricted free agent next offseason. With the Packers already over next year’s projected salary cap with nowhere near a full roster, will they be able to afford Tonyan if he has another strong season? Will veteran Marcedes Lewis remain a quality role player? To oversimplify, Pat Freiermuth is an all-around player, Tommy Tremble is more of a blocker, Hunter Long is more of a receiver and Brevin Jordan is more of the on-the-move weapon.
- Pat Freiermuth, Penn State
- Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame
- Brevin Jordan, Miami
- Hunter Long, Boston College
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Best Available Offensive Tackles
The Packers bypassed Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkins in the first round but have a large hole at offensive tackle. Remember, All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari is coming off a torn ACL, Rick Wagner retired after playing 57 percent of the snaps last year as the No. 3 tackle and the only reserve tackle on the roster is Yosh Nijman. So, this is a huge need. Fortunately, there are plenty of quality players available in a loaded draft class. However, BYU’s Brady Christensen and Notre Dame’s Liam Eichenberg have short arms and, despite outstanding collegiate careers, might be guards in the long run. Little really hasn’t played since 2018.
- Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
- Samuel Cosmi, Texas
- Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State
- Brady Christensen, BYU
- Walker Little, Stanford
- Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
- Spencer Brown, Northern Iowa
Best Available Centers
The Packers could shift Lucas Patrick to center and give 2020 sixth-round pick Jon Runyan the first crack at right guard. Or, they could draft a center to solidify this position for the next four seasons. Oklahoma’s Creed Humphrey is by far the best option, a superb prospect for a zone scheme.
- Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
- Quinn Meinerz, Whitewater
- Josh Myers, Ohio State
- Landon Dickerson, Alabama
- Drew Dalman, Stanford