Round 2, 46 overall: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
This class may not have a ton of elite talent at wide receiver, but it is a deep class and has plenty of different style players for teams to covet. The Packers could use help on the outside to take the heat off of Davante Adams, and Hakeem Butler is someone the Packers would love to have.
Butler is a big bodied wide receiver at 6’6″ and 225 pounds. He can be a red zone threat for Rodgers from the get go. He also has the big play threat, averaging over 22 yards per reception this season at Iowa State.
He isn’t a refined route runner, but his frame would help him win in a ton of contested situations, and he is an animal after the catch.
Round 3, 77 overall: Garrett Bradbury, OL, North Carolina State
After adding a weapon for Rodgers, it’s time to add reinforcements to help protect him. When healthy, David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga are a great duo at tackle. Corey Linsley has been solid at center.
The weakness is at guard, and with more and more interior pass rushers entering the league, keeping the pocket from collapsing is huge. The Lane Taylor/Byron Bell/Justin McCray guard group needs an upgrade.
The Packers have had success finding offensive linemen later in drafts, and here is no different. Green Bay takes Garrett Bradbury, a senior out of North Carolina State with a ton of experience, especially working against Clemson’s top tier defensive tackles.
He does a great job anchoring and holding his ground in pass protection and is a strong player at the point of attack. He has a week to elevate his stock at the Senior Bowl, but for now, he is a great option in round three.