We are closing in on the 2023 NFL Draft, which kicks off on Thursday, April 27th. This means that we have two Green Bay Packers Mock Draft Mondays remaining, including this one. Next week will be our final Packers mock draft, which will hopefully include a finalized Aaron Rodgers trade (please).
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.
Charles Robinson’s Aaron Rodgers Trade Update | Aaron Rodgers News
On Wilde and Tausch this past week, Yahoo’s Charles Robinson gave us an Aaron Rodgers trade update. He reported that the Green Bay Packers were seeking a second-round pick this season and a first-round pick next season, then the Packers would be willing to give up a conditional draft pick depending on the future status of Rodgers.
Of course, this report of projected Aaron Rodgers trade compensation is coming from Green Bay’s side and it has not been accepted. In other words, we can expect the trade to be completed for slightly less than this value, which we have projected for this Green Bay Packers mock draft.
Jets Get: Aaron Rodgers, the best QB to ever play the game of football
Packers Get: 2023 Round 2 Pick (No. 42), 2024 Round 2 Pick, WR Corey Davis
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 — Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State
To be honest, Felix Anudike-Uzomah reminds me a lot of Rashan Gary. There is polish that will be needed with this player, but he has all of the tools to be great at the NFL level.
He is also much more of an edge rusher than a run stopper, though his power and build suggest he can become effective in stopping the run if given proper coaching. For now, he has a great bullrush and plenty of other pass-rushing moves that he can effectively use when asked to get after the passer. Anudike-Uzomah can be a Day 1 starter and grow into an every-down role for the Green Bay Packers.
Round 2, Pick 45 — Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa
A tight end out of Iowa? Sign me up. Sam LaPorta looks to be the next Hawkeye to take the NFL by storm.
In college, he was the top receiving weapon for his team, running great routes as both an in-line tight end and out of the slot. He possesses great speed and quickness, forcing 20 missed tackles on 58 receptions last season. LaPorta is going to be a problem for defenses up the seem and, well, pretty much anywhere, and he is capable of doing a ton of damage after the catch, which is good for Jordan Love’s skill set.
Additionally, he is a tight end from Iowa, so he is willing to throw his head around and block guys.
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 116 —Moro Ojomo, DL, Texas
Moro Ojomo has the build and skills to be a 3-4 defensive end. He is one of the best run-stoppers on the defensive line in this draft, showing damn near perfect technique. The Packers need to learn how to stop the run first in order to have any kind of defensive consistency, and picking Ojomo could go a long way in helping this. He will be a Day 1 early-down player for the Packers.
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 — Anthony Johnson Jr., CB/S, Iowa State
It seems unlikely that Anthony Johnson Jr. falls to the fifth round, but in this Packers mock draft on the PFF mock draft simulator, he did. Johnson 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 7, Pick 232 — Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia
The Green Bay Packers are in the market for a backup quarterback. If he somehow makes it to the seventh round, or even if they have to trade up on the final day, Stetson Bennett looks like a great pick.
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 235 — Jake Andrews, IOL, Troy
Jake Andrews is a versatile interior offensive lineman, which is something the Packers love to draft. He started at center for Troy last season, but he was the starting right guard in his two prior seasons. While Andrews didn’t play against the best competition in college, he did enough to impress on tape. He is fundamentally sound, and he has the size and build to be an NFL guard or center. While he could bring a bit more athleticism and punch to his blocks, this is something he can focus on and improve in his rookie year.
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.