The Green Bay Packers need to put together a good draft this year and Brian Gutekunst knows that he will need to bring in a good four or five players who can play a role immediately. After a very quiet offseason, the Packers need to add young talent to their roster. Thankfully, there are a ton of talented players the team could target throughout the 2021 NFL Draft.
In the first round, the Packers hold the No. 29 overall pick. They also will have a chance to snag an elite talent at No. 62 overall in the second round.
Looking at the major needs for Green Bay, a few pop off the list. Those needs are at cornerback, offensive line, defensive line, linebacker, and even wide receiver. They may not be able to fill all of those needs with this draft class, but they should be able to fill at least three of them.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers came up just short in 2020, losing in the NFC Championship Game for the second time in as many years. They had no answer defensively for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the franchise so close to a Super Bowl, it was thought that they would be aggressive this offseason, but that has not been the case so far.
Despite the lack of major activity outside of their own players, the Packers feel good about being able to retain Aaron Jones and Kevin King. They will have the opportunity to improve their roster the way they need to in the NFL Draft.
With all of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at three perfect options for Green Bay at No. 62 overall in the second round.
3. Tylan Wallace, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State
One name that catches the eye with this selection could be Oklahoma State standout wide receiver Tylan Wallace. He would be a nice addition for the Packers’ offense and could develop into the consistent No. 2 threat that Green Bay has needed. Rodgers would certainly be happy to see the franchise get him another target in the first couple of rounds.
Wallace racked up 205 receptions for 3,434 yards and 26 touchdowns, while averaging 16.8 yards per reception in his four-year career with the Cowboys. At 6-foot-0 and 190 pounds, Wallace isn’t an intimidating physical presence at the wide receiver position, but he can play slot or on the outside. If the Packers want to add a receiver with this pick, Wallace could be the route they go.
2. Baron Browning, Linebacker, Ohio State
As we mentioned, the Packers could look for some help at linebacker early in the 2021 NFL Draft. They released veteran linebacker Christian Kirksey earlier this offseason to save money, but he was their starting inside linebacker in 2020. Bringing in a guy like Baron Browning could make a lot of sense with this No. 62 overall pick.
Browning is a big, explosive linebacker at 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds. He isn’t the most athletic prospect, but he has enough athleticism to make plays across the field. With their second-round pick, the Packers would not be disappointed by taking Browning.
1. Aaron Robinson, Cornerback, UCF
Finally, the Packers could focus on their secondary with this pick. They did re-sign Kevin King and are happy with that decision, but King was torched in the NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers. Aaron Robinson could come in and push King and might actually end up overtaking him as the No. 2 cornerback by the end of the season.
During his last two years with UCF, Robinson recorded 95 total tackles to go along with two forced fumbles, three interceptions, and 16 defended passes. He has good playmaking ability, great speed, and above-average coverage skills. Gutekunst would not steer the franchise wrong by targeting Robinson in the second round.