Rd. 1, Pk. 31
Adolphus Washington, DT/3-4DE, Ohio State
The Jaguars gave up on Luke Joeckel after three years earlier in this mock. Let's see if the Packers do the same with Datone Jones, who has gotten into trouble off the field. If Jones continues to struggle, Green Bay will really need to bolster its defensive line.
Rd. 2, Pk. 32
Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama
Chip Kelly took the preseason way too seriously, but perhaps it was a blessing in disguise for the Packers, as linebacker Sam Barrington was exposed as a huge liability in the interior of their defense. That will need to be addressed.
The Packers could easily have a big need for an inside linebacker next offseason. Depending on fourth-round rookie Jake Ryan to be the answer seems risky.
In 2015, Lee has 15 tackles with 3.5 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, one pass broken up, one forced fumble and one interception - returned 41 yards for a touchdown. The 6-foot-2, 228-pounder was the Buckeyes' replacement for Ryan Shazier in 2014, and while Lee wasn't as good as Shazier, Lee had a superb debut for Ohio State with plenty of upside to make strides in the future. He totaled 81 tackles with 16.5 tackles for a loss, three passes broken up, two interceptions and 7.5 sacks for the season.
Rd. 2, Pk. 32
The Packers grab a future replacement for Julius Peppers.
Another player who sources said has impressed them and has his stock is up is Ngakoue. He destroyed Redskins guard Brandon Scherff last season. Ngakoue also looked good against Michigan State's Jack Conklin and Ohio State's Taylor Decker while holding his own against Saints' first-rounder Andrus Peat. Last year, Ngakoue recorded 37 tackles, 13.5 for a loss and six sacks. He is off to a strong start this season with 14 tackles and 5.5 sacks so far. The 6-foot-2, 255-pounder looks like a good edge defender for a 3-4.
On some snaps, Striker can remind you of Von Miller, coming off the edge to make a play. He’s also versatile and could play some snaps as a middle linebacker. Once he finds a way to do all of this with more consistency, he might cement his status as a second rounder. I think he can make the case for being picked around here, but he hasn’t quite done that yet. I think he will though.
Though BJ Raji was able to make an impact in his first regular season game since 2013, his inability to stay healthy the past several years is still worrisome. Though not too many are familiar with Andrew Billings, he jumps out as a nose tackle that forces guards and centers to be at their best consistently, yet he still can shove them aside, creating opportunities to stuff the run for himself or his linebackers. Though this team could use a linebacker to help in that case, there aren’t any 3-4 ILBs that really appeal as worthy of a first rounder thus far. Also, there aren’t too many nose tackles who could start as rookies compared to the last draft class.