Taking a look at their most recent mock draft, the Green Bay Packers should be expected to be major players in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Packers may have their pick of the litter of some top prospects while also afforded the luxury of grabbing a player who is tops on their boards. Let’s go through their most recent haul.
Green Bay Packers 2022 7-Round Mock Draft
Here are projections of every pick the Green Bay Packers could make within a 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft with the Pro Football Network staff as the general manager. This is what we would do with the picks after the board shook out while doing a full 7-round, 32-team mock draft.
Round 1, Pick 22 (from LV): George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
A large man with a terrific power punch, George Karlaftis heads to the Green Bay Packers defense, where he immediately upgrades their pass-rush unit. Karlaftis has positional versatility and can rush from a variety of spots on the defensive line. He’s at his best against under-matched and undersized linemen, so his versatility will be critical to finding mismatches for him to exploit in the NFL.
Round 1, Pick 28: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more well-rounded receiver than Jalen Tolbert. He can play outside as a true WR1 or even inside as a true slot receiver. His separation at the line of scrimmage is uncanny, while his understanding of coverage schemes allows him to find openings. Aaron Rodgers will have a new quick game favorite who presents a challenge to stick with on his multiple route breaks. Inside or outside of the structure, Tolbert should thrive in Green Bay.
Round 2, Pick 53 (from LV): Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor
With their second pick from the Davante Adams trade, the Packers grab Terrel Bernard to fill out their linebacking corps. Bernard can go sideline to sideline well but presents a large presence in blitz packages. Finding him a niche won’t be difficult as he can slide right in on sub-package passing downs to rush the passer.
Round 2, Pick 59: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
With Abraham Lucas available here, the Packers have no choice but to pull the trigger on one of the last top-tier talents at left tackle in this class. Lucas will need to adjust to the NFL game and mix of run and pass concepts. But who better to teach him than David Bakhtiari? He can play swing tackle in the meantime until Bakhtiari hangs ’em up or leaves for warmer climates in his twilight years.
Round 3, Pick 92: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston
With some of the best return skills in this class, Marcus Jones is the pick for Green Bay. Jones can return any kick to the house or present a challenge to throw on in coverage. Playing dual roles like that will get you drafted higher than your counterparts, and Jones is a prime example.
Round 4, Pick 132: Jerreth Sterns, WR, Western Kentucky
Another receiver for the Packers! Jerreth Sterns proved during the pre-draft process that he’s more than just an Air Raid guy. He can go up and get the ball despite his smaller stature, and no passing concept seemed new to him during the East-West Shrine Bowl or the Combine. Sterns is a solid addition to the Packers’ receiving corps that will look dramatically different in 2022 and beyond.
Round 4, Pick 140 (compensatory selection): Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee
Another cornerback? It’s necessary to have at least 5-6 solid cover corners nowadays. Alontae Taylor has speed and great athleticism to play with the best of them in the NFL. He’ll have to fight to avoid penalties, but Taylor’s a great fit in the Packers’ scheme if he can shore that up.
Round 5, Pick 171: Tycen Anderson, S, Toledo
With a few cornerbacks on the board already, the Packers have the ability to move to safety now. Tycen Anderson is the selection as he proves vital to the Green Bay roster in 2022 behind Darnell Savage. Anderson has untapped potential and comes equipped with great ball skills.
Round 7, Pick 228 (from CHI via HOU): Arron Mosby, EDGE, Fresno State
Needing another EDGE for depth and future purposes, the Packers use their first Round 7 pick on Arron Mosby from Fresno State. Mosby took over the game at times for the Bulldogs as he has a knack for finding the football. He can also rush the passer from a variety of alignments.
Round 7, Pick 249: D’Marco Jackson, LB, App State
The Packers add another linebacker in this class. D’Marco Jackson may be one of the better coverage linebackers in this year’s draft. He can sink in zone coverage without drifting while also challenging running backs or tight ends with his man coverage skills.
Other players in consideration: Nate Landman, LB, Colorado; Kyron Johnson, EDGE, Kansas
Round 7, Pick 258 (compensatory selection): Pierre Strong Jr., RB, South Dakota State
We’re sure we’re bit lower than most on Pierre Strong Jr. here. That being said, once the draft is coming to a close, teams can begin to find running backs that can contribute — and Strong is on that list. He’s a great physical runner and can also contribute to the passing game.