Green Bay Packers 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 4: 7 Rounds
Green Bay Packers: 7-Round 2013 NFL Mock Draft “All Offense” Edition
Let’s get this out of the way: this is an “all offense” mock draft.
In no way is this what I think the Green Bay Packers will do nor is it what I want them to do. For the next two weeks, I wanted to take a different approach to these mock drafts. I wanted to put some “all offense” and “all defense” mock drafts together in an attempt to see how each team could look with such an overloaded strategy.
Think of it as fantasy baseball auction-draft strategists who emphasis the $1 pitcher strategy. They spend all of their financial assets on hitters. They leave just $1 for each of their pitchers. In this case, I’m spending each of the eight draft picks on offensive players. Undrafted free agents would fill the defense.
What would the Packers look like if they decided to go for a super offense? They could improve depth in plenty of areas. They could find offensive linemen who'd challenge Marshall Newhouse and Evan Dietrich-Smith for their starting jobs. They could find depth at running back and wide receiver. Maybe they consider adding another tight end who can replace Jermichael Finley in 2014?
This slideshow is a seven-round 2013 NFL mock draft for the Packers. It’s an “all offense” mock draft. This includes every draft choice from rounds 1-7. It’s the fourth of a series of seven mock drafts heading into draft day. This includes their compensatory pick (No. 167). Please note that this pick can't be traded.
Round 1 (Pick 26): Barrett Jones, OL, University of Alabama
This was difficult. At No. 26, the Packers aren’t taking a running back. There’s no reason to take a wide receiver when so many good options are available in later rounds. With Jermichael Finley and Andrew Quarless, the Packers won’t take another tight end—not this early. Quarterback is set.
If the Packers went offense (they won’t), they’ll draft offensive tackle or center. I still don’t see anyone that makes sense at No. 26. At least Barrett Jones has the versatility to compete as a starting center or super-utility offensive lineman in his first season. He’s still a reach at No. 26.
Backup Plans: Trade Back and Draft RB Stepfan Taylor, WR Stedman Bailey, WR Quinton Patton or T/G Kyle Long
Round 2 (Pick 55): Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford University
Stepfan Taylor is an under-the-radar running back who can run, catch and block. Maybe the Packers can wait and take him in the third round. That’s a risk.
Backup Plans: WR Stedman Bailey, WR Quinton Patton, T/G Kyle Long
Round 3 (Pick 88): Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M University
Bad thing with Ryan Swope is that he lacks durability. If Swope could stay healthy, he’d make a fine slot receiver for Aaron Rodgers.
Backup Plans: OL David Quessenberry, C/G Brian Schwenke, TE Travis Kelce
Round 4 (Pick 122): Oday Aboushi, G/T, University of Virginia
Here’s some competition for Marshall Newhouse, who becomes an unrestricted free agent after the 2013-14 season. The Packers need depth on their offensive line.
Round 5 (Pick 159): Alan Bonner, WR, Jacksonville State University
The Packers could use some competition for Jeremy Ross.
Round 5 (Pick 167, Compensatory): Braden Wilson, FB, Kansas State University
The Packers could use an old-school style of fullback. Braden Wilson would help in those games that require a ground-and-pound presence.
Round 6 (Pick 193): Caleb Sturgis, K, University of Florida
Bring in some cheap competition for Mason Crosby. Caleb Sturgis and Dustin Hopkins are among the top options.
Round 7 (Pick 232): Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State University
Standing at 5-6, Robbie Rouse is a running back who has similarities to Darren Sproles. Rouse is useful as a return specialist.