The Green Bay Packers have two first round picks for the 2022 NFL Draft. How will the Packers use them and which players will they pick?
Thanks to a headline-grabbing, monumental trade with the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this offseason, the Green Bay Packers have a couple of first round picks to use in the 2022 NFL Draft. That should give the folks up in Green Bay plenty of flexibility to address a few different needs that their roster has.
While neither pick is all that high up in the draft order, the Packers can still find a way to impress their fans and take care of a few things, like maybe grabbing a versatile, explosive offensive weapon to catch touchdown passes tossed by Aaron Rodgers.
A quality, young wide receiver being added to this roster might be a good thing for the Packers to make happen.
2022 NFL Draft: NFL insider’s mock draft has Green Bay Packers making two notable first-round picks
According to one NFL insider’s mock draft, the Packers are able to do just that with the first-round pick that came over from the Raiders. In his 2022 mock draft, Benjamin Allbright of KOA — who has been one of the most accurate mock draft writers in the industry over the last three years — has the Packers picking Treylon Burks.
Burks spent his college career with the Arkansas Razorbacks. From 2019 through 2021, Burks was a staple in Arkansas’ offenses, catching 146 passes for 2,399 yards and 18 touchdowns.
A handful of picks later, Green Bay will have the opportunity to help address another need. At the moment, Allbright has the Packers picking George Karlaftis, a defensive end who has represented the Purdue Boilermakers over the past few years.
Karlaftis played in a total of 26 games throughout his college career, racking up 97 total tackles and 29 tackles for loss. Karlaftis recorded 14 sacks during his time at Purdue.
Giving Rodgers a solid pass-catching threat who has shown the ability to elevate an offense and then adding a stout defensive end to Green Bay’s defense would probably be a wise thing to do. These guys could potentially have a solid impact on the Packers’ ability to win some games going forward.