After a festive, ham-filled Easter Sunday, we are back with Green Bay Packers Mock Draft Monday! Along with our seven-round NFL mock draft for the Packers below, we will also project the Aaron Rodgers trade, which should happen prior to the draft.
As we said in last week’s mock draft, from now all the way up until the 2023 NFL Draft, Let’s Go Wisconsin will feature a seven-round Green Bay Packers mock draft right here every single Monday. So, follow our socials, bookmark our website and make sure you don’t miss a mock draft.
If you missed my NFL Draft coverage on FlurrySports last year, I’ll get you up to speed. I have experience as a scout and actually know how to break down film and apply the knowledge, unlike many draft “experts.” The result was an incredibly accurate player analysis that was more than justified by the rookie seasons we saw. My expertise is in offensive line play. If you have any OL questions, ask me on Twitter and I will geek out about the trenches as much as you want.
Without further ado, let’s jump into our seven-round Green Bay Packers mock draft. I used the PFF NFL Mock Draft Simulator. While PFF is the furthest thing from accurate, we can get a very rough estimate about what types of players will be available at the given draft picks.
Green Bay Packers Draft Picks 2023
This is a list of the Green Bay Packers draft picks for the 2023 NFL Draft. We will also gain more Packers draft picks from the Aaron Rodgers trade.
Peter Schrager’s Proposed Aaron Rodgers Trade to Jets | Aaron Rodgers News
I believe the Aaron Rodgers trade I said a couple of weeks ago is pretty realistic. The recent news about a Rodgers trade is that the Packers have backed away from wanting a first-round pick (duh).
NFL insider Peter Schrager gave his proposed Aaron Rodgers trade this past week, which is what we will use in this Packers mock draft. It is noteworthy that Schrager is pretty dialed in when it comes to New York Jets news, so this trade is likely close to what the Jets are currently offering.
Jets Get: Aaron Rodgers, the best QB to ever play the game of football
Packers Get: 2023 Round 2 Pick (No. 42), 2023 Round 4 Pick (No. 112), 2025 Conditional Round 2 Pick
Green Bay Packers Mock Draft
Round 1, Pick 15 — Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
Green Bay never drafted an offensive weapon in the first round for Aaron Rodgers. So, in the first draft without him, this Packers mock draft projects a first-round wide receiver, since Brian Gutekunst needs Jordan Love to succeed.
While it seemed unlikely Quentin Johnston would slide to the 15th pick a few weeks ago, most of the first-round wide receivers have been falling down draft boards. However, if Johnston is there at No. 15, the Packers should absolutely pull the trigger. Johnston is an athletic freak that will make plays all over the field in this offense. If Gutekunst wants to give Jordan Love the best chance to succeed, adding Johnston gives him the best chance to do so.
Round 2, Pick 42 — Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State
A knee injury limited Luke Musgrave to only two games last season. However, he totaled 11 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown in those games.
He is an athletic freak, running a 4.61-second 40-yard dash, and he has a 36-inch vertical and a 10-foot-5 broad jump. Musgrave is a massive, athletic receiver that can stretch the field and be a matchup nightmare.
Musgrave also comes from a football family. He has a high football IQ and knows what it means to be a pro, which can go a long way.
Round 2, Pick 45 — Tuli Tuipulotu, DL/EDGE, USC
If you have followed my work and reporting for any period of time, you have likely heard me say the Green Bay Packers value versatility over pretty much anything else, including talent. Tuli Tuipulotu is a very versatile player on the defensive line and would be a great pick in the second round for Green Bay.
While Tuipulotu spent most of his snaps outside opposing tackles at USC, he did have some success on the interior as well and he is built like a 3-4 defensive end. He can be moved around on the defensive front, allowing the Packers to draw up different looks and stunts upfront.
Round 3, Pick 78 — Jordan Battle, S, Alabama
Being a defensive back under Nick Saban makes it pretty easy to be a smart football player, but Jordan Battle takes it to another level. Battle has a high football IQ, flies to the ball and is rarely out of position. He is one of the more pro-ready safeties in the NFL Draft and should immediately start, and play well, for whatever team drafts him. It would be nice if that team was Green Bay.
Round 4, Pick 112 —Kobie Turner, DL, Wake Forest
Kobie Turner is a wrecking ball on the defensive line. He has powerful hands, can shed blockers and has a motor that will not quit. Turner uses leverage to his advantage often in a way the Packers have not seen consistently since Mike Daniels. He could easily be a strong replacement for one of the Packers’ free agents likely leaving from the defensive line.
Round 4, Pick 116 —Anthony Johnson Jr., CB/S, Iowa State
Anthony Johnson Jr. switched from cornerback to safety for the Cyclones last year, and he performed really well with the position change. He spent half of his snaps in the slot and the other half as a box safety. For Green Bay, it would be great if he could immediately start at slot for the Packers defense.
Of course, this would likely require the Packers to check their ego and admit Eric Stokes isn’t the cornerback they hoped he would develop into. A CB trio of Alexander, Douglas and Johnson would be great, and Stokes as a CB4 also puts expectations where they should be.
Round 5, Pick 149 — Jalen Moreno-Cropper, WR, Fresno State
In this Packers mock draft, they select a wide receiver out of Fresno State. Feels good, right? In this case, that wide receiver is Jalen Moreno-Cropper.
Moreno-Cropper is a tremendous athlete, shown by his 1.55-second 10-yard split at the NFL Combine. He can beat press, is a talented route-runner, can pick up yards after the catch and he is versatile. Moreno-Cropper has two passing touchdowns, has played well when used on jet sweeps and he also has some kick return experience, which is always nice to have. With Aaron Rodgers gone, so is Randall Cobb. Jalen Moreno-Cropper can help fill many of those slot snaps.
Round 5, Pick 170 — Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia
The Green Bay Packers are in the market for a backup quarterback. In the fifth round, Stetson Bennett looks like a great pick that could become something much bigger.
There isn’t much about Bennett’s game that blows you away. However, he is a winner and he is smart. This comparison is lazy, but there’s a decent amount of Brock Purdy in his game, except Bennett has won more. The Packers like their Georgia players and they seemingly don’t care about how they act off of the field, so this seems like a natural pairing.
Round 7, Pick 232 — Mohamoud Diabate, LB, Utah
Green Bay loves to draft projects. Unfortunately, I haven’t picked many projects in this Packers mock draft (I like to draft players who can play). However, Mohamoud Diabate is the definition of a project, since he has all of the tools in the toolbox, he just doesn’t know which tool to use for which project.
Diabate is crazy athletic and rangy at the linebacker position. He is physical and will fly all over the field. Right now, Diabate has awareness issues, takes bad angles and he can be a liability in coverage. In other words, he’s similar to Quay Walker, except he went to Utah and is going to be drafted on the third day. He’ll probably be gone by Round 7, but it’ll still be the third day.
Round 7, Pick 235 — Jordan McFadden, OL, Clemson
Jordan McFadden is listed as an offensive tackle by most, since that’s where he played in college. However, he does not have the elite quickness that is needed to make up for his lack of length. So, the 6-2 Clemson Tiger will be an offensive guard at the next level.
Sliding McFadden inside also helps protect him from his weaknesses in pass protection, as he will no longer be on the edge. Inside, McFadden will fly around and use his leverage to his advantage. He is a very interesting depth pick that has the potential to develop into a starting NFL guard.
Round 7, Pick 242 — Quindell Johnson, CB/S, Memphis
Quindell Johnson is another versatile defensive back that is listed as a safety by most media outlets, but he could play in multiple positions. He has great feet, fluid hips and can diagnose plays extremely well. His quick reactions allow him to be in positions to make game-changing plays.
He gets a bit lost when taking on blocks, which is a reason why he could struggle near the line of scrimmage in the NFL. However, coverage-wise, he could play cornerback or safety, which is a great player to find in the seventh round.
Round 7, Pick 256 — Jake Moody, K, Michigan
The Packers should not bring back Mason Crosby. In order to stay cheap at the position, Green Bay should draft a kicker, and Jake Moody looks to be the best in the 2023 NFL Draft. He won the Lou Groza Award (best kicker) in 2021 and was a finalist last season as well.
Moody made a 59-yard field goal against TCU in the College Football Playoff, but people say he doesn’t have a “booming leg.” He also has kickoff experience, which is needed for the Packers’ kicker replacement.