Round 2: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
The Packers’ need at wide receiver is plenty large enough to justify two early-round picks. Pickens is a wideout with first-round talent whose stock has been depressed by questions about his durability.
He doesn’t have the broad shoulders to absorb a ton of big hits from NFL defensive backs, but he’s one of those slippery players who should be able to learn how to avoid contact. If he does, he’s got a chance to use his ball skills to become a legitimate No. 1 receiver on the outside. That’s terrific value at No. 53.
Round 2: Josh Paschal, DL, Kentucky
Drafting Paschal would give the Packers’ defensive staff a lot more versatility up front. He might be a bit of a tweener between playing both edge and as a defensive tackle but he profiles perfectly to play on the outside of the three-man line that Green Bay deploys.
The former Kentucky standout’s lack of pop and twitch at the line of scrimmage will prevent him from going any higher than this, but his power and motor should appeal strongly to the decision-makers in Green Bay. He doesn’t have star potential but he can grow into a solid starter in time.