Day 1 brought a high ceiling, physical, freak athlete at the corner back position to the Green Bay Packers. With a glaring need in the secondary, Brian Gutekunst did well to keep all of his ammunition to navigate Day 2 of the NFL Draft however he sees fit while coming away with a high ceiling prospect at one of the team’s biggest positions of need. We know what happened on Day 1, let’s dive into how I see Day 2 playing out for the Green Bay Packers
*I know nothing about what s going on with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Frankly, no one actually knows anything; I will not be changing my draft strategy for the remainder of the weekend based off speculation and rumors.*
TRADE: Green Bay trades Picks 62, 142, and 178 to Tennessee in exchange for Pick 53
Dyami Brown / WR / North Carolina
The value here was too good to pass up. Dyami Brown is my 20th overall prospect and my 4th overall wide receiver. Green Bay would be getting an elite downfield separator with good YAC ability and ball skills. Brown would immediately come in and take over the number two wide receiver reps on the boundary for Green Bay and could flirt with a 1,000 yard season as a rookie.
Dime from Sam Howell and a crazy catch by Dyami Brown 🎯 @TarHeelFootball
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 27, 2019
Walker Little / OT / Stanford
Potentially one of the biggest steals in the draft, Green Bay picks up a versatile, athletic offensive tackle in Stanford’s Walker Little. Little is a relatively raw prospect but offers great upside with his impressive athletic profile. Little displays great footwork, length and movement skills on his tape. The main question surrounding Walker Little is how he has bounced back from his 2019 injury, as he also opted out of the 2020 season.
Ihmir Smith-Marsette / WR / Iowa
Green Bay double-dips at the wide receiver position with Iowa’s Ihmir Smith-Marsette. A versatile wide receiver who can do a number of things in Green Bay’s offense from jet sweeps to tunnel screens as well as compete incredibly well after the catch. Smith-Marsette is my favorite Day 3 wide receiver prospect and would go a long way in solidifying Green Bay’s pass catching group. In addition to what he will provide the offense, Smith-Marsette adds an element in the return game Packers fans haven’t seen in years.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 29, 2019
Bobby Brown III / iDL / Texas A&M
My favorite Day 3 interior defensive linemen, Bobby Brown is an absolute unit and would be a welcome addition to the defensive line next to Kenny Clark. Brown would come in and immediately start at nose tackle, pushing Kenny Clark to a 3 technique on early downs, where I think he is most effective. Adding Bobby Brown any time after round 3 will have me doing backflips.
Avery Williams / CB / Boise State
One of the most intriguing players late Day 3, Avery Williams is a fantastic option to compete for the “star” position in Joe Barry’s defense. Williams is an electric, feisty corner who has all the athletic tools in his box but is small and a little raw as a corner. Where Williams will make his biggest impact early is on special teams, as he is the most valuable special teamer in this draft, in my opinion. Williams can come off the edge and block kicks as well as return punts for Green Bay.
Jonathan Adams Jr. / WR / Arkansas State
Now tripling-down on the wide receiver position, Jonathan Adams Jr. finishes the “basketball” team of receivers from this draft class for the Packers. Adams possesses incredible body control and ball skills in contested situations. Adams is a small school prospect who could become a real contributor in the NFL, as proven by his dominant performance against Kansas State.
What a catch by Jonathan Adams Jr. 😳
Arkansas State (+470 ML) leading in the 4th pic.twitter.com/ds7S3NH5S6
— br_betting (@br_betting) September 12, 2020
Darius Stills / iDL / West Virginia
Lottery Tickets. That’s all Day 3 really is and Darius Stills is next up. Stills is a very talented 3 technique on the interior of the defensive line and would be a nice rotational piece to develop with starter potential later down the line. Stills would likely compete for rotational snaps with Tyler Lancaster and Kingsley Keke as a rookie, but could end up being a key piece next to Kenny Clark if developed with NFL coaching.