2016 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers Pre-Combine Seven-Round Mock

By Jacob Camenker

The Green Bay Packers were absolutely derailed by injuries last season. After beginning the year undefeated, they tapered off as more and more of their key personnel went down. The team is already looking stronger for next season, but they will have to add reinforcements in the draft to ensure that they can make a playoff run. Here is a look at some of the prospects they might take.

2016 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers Pre-Combine Seven-Round Mock
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Round 1: OT Taylor Decker – Ohio State

Round 1: OT Taylor Decker – Ohio State Credit: Getty Images
Last season Aaron Rodgers was absolutely pummeled week in and week out thanks to injuries to the offensive line. The Packers absolutely have to change that in 2016, and they may be able to do so by adding a big, athletic tackle like Decker.

Round 1: OT Taylor Decker – Ohio State

Last season Aaron Rodgers was absolutely pummeled week in and week out thanks to injuries to the offensive line. The Packers absolutely have to change that in 2016, and they may be able to do so by adding a big, athletic tackle like Decker.

Round 2: LB Scooby Wright – Arizona

Round 2: LB Scooby Wright – Arizona Credit: Getty Images
When Wright is healthy, he plays like a top 20 pick. However, his durability is an issue that may land him in the second round. The Packers will scoop up Wright to play inside linebacker and allow Clay Matthews to go back to rushing the passer.

Round 2: LB Scooby Wright – Arizona

When Wright is healthy, he plays like a top 20 pick. However, his durability is an issue that may land him in the second round. The Packers will scoop up Wright to play inside linebacker and allow Clay Matthews to go back to rushing the passer.

Round 3: DT Hassan Ridgeway – Texas

Round 3: DT Hassan Ridgeway – Texas Credit: Getty Images
The Packers will need to add a new nose tackle if B.J. Raji leaves in free agency, and Ridgeway could be a good fit. Ridgeway was a good all-around player at Texas, and he should be a good run stopper at the next level.

Round 3: DT Hassan Ridgeway – Texas

The Packers will need to add a new nose tackle if B.J. Raji leaves in free agency, and Ridgeway could be a good fit. Ridgeway was a good all-around player at Texas, and he should be a good run stopper at the next level.

Round 4: WR Tajae Sharpe – UMass Amherst

Round 4: WR Tajae Sharpe – UMass Amherst Credit: Glenn Andrews - USA TODAY Sports
The Packers have some quality young receivers, but they could still use some depth. Sharpe, the FBS leader in receptions, has had a terrific career for UMass, and he will likely be a mid-round pick. He has size, speed and the ability to separate.

Round 4: WR Tajae Sharpe – UMass Amherst

The Packers have some quality young receivers, but they could still use some depth. Sharpe, the FBS leader in receptions, has had a terrific career for UMass, and he will likely be a mid-round pick. He has size, speed and the ability to separate.

Round 5: RB Aaron Green – TCU

Round 5: RB Aaron Green – TCU Credit: Getty Images
Eddie Lacy disappointed the Packers’ coaching staff last season, and they will not keep him around if he fails to lose some weight. Green can be a pass-catching back as he learns the offense and eventually develop into a change of pace guy.

Round 5: RB Aaron Green – TCU

Eddie Lacy disappointed the Packers’ coaching staff last season, and they will not keep him around if he fails to lose some weight. Green can be a pass-catching back as he learns the offense and eventually develop into a change of pace guy.

Round 6: CB Jonathan Jones – Auburn

Round 6: CB Jonathan Jones – Auburn Credit: Getty Images
The Packers may lose Casey Hayward in free agency, so they will need to add corner depth. Jones is a great tackler who is able to hold up well in pass coverage. If he were a little taller, he would probably be a day two pick.

Round 6: CB Jonathan Jones – Auburn

The Packers may lose Casey Hayward in free agency, so they will need to add corner depth. Jones is a great tackler who is able to hold up well in pass coverage. If he were a little taller, he would probably be a day two pick.

Round 7: DE Jimmy Bean – Oklahoma State

Round 7: DE Jimmy Bean – Oklahoma State Credit: Getty Images
The final pick for the Packers will be a flier. Bean was a pretty good end during his time at Oklahoma State, and he may have been picked higher if not for a torn ACL. He totaled 10 sacks over the past two seasons combined.

Round 7: DE Jimmy Bean – Oklahoma State

The final pick for the Packers will be a flier. Bean was a pretty good end during his time at Oklahoma State, and he may have been picked higher if not for a torn ACL. He totaled 10 sacks over the past two seasons combined.

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