With the 42nd pick, the Green Bay Packers select offensive lineman Cooper Beebe from Kansas State. Protection, protection, protection is the strategy of the Packers in this mock draft.
As for Beebe, Green Bay gets a great interior line anchor. It can be argued that Cooper Beebe is the top guard of the 2024 class and has a good chance of being selected in the first round of the NFL draft. He excels in pass protection, effectively using his powerful lower body and precise hands on the defender's chest. Additionally, his athleticism permits him to be featured on pulls, and he is adept at locating the second layer of defenders. Although he is not a top-level athlete, his robustness and activity level should enable him to be an effective NFL starter early in his career.
With the 47th pick in NFLMocks’ midseason mock draft for the NFC North, the Packers take Texas wide receiver, Adonai Mitchell. Getting Jordan Love a weapon now that they have secured some time for him to throw the ball is a solid choice here.
The arrival of Mitchell from Georgia to join an impressive group of players in Texas has been made possible due to his size of 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds. He uses this size to his advantage when finishing plays at the catch point, though he may not be quick or explosive enough to create open windows. He has strong hands, is competitive, and displays intuitive timing when elevating and high-pointing the ball.
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Additionally, he possesses initial quickness off the line and enough strength to beat the jam in the next level. Mitchell is a coordinated hands-catcher who follows the ball downfield, and although he does not have breakaway speed, he is rarely caught from behind. His long arms and soft hands provide a sizable catch radius, and he can create some separation over the middle.
Adonai also proved successful in catch-and-run plays as he transitions upfield quickly after the catch and has enough speed to pick up yardage, and his frame can carry more weight while he runs aggressively with the ball in his hands. Mitchell is very good at working outside the numbers and does the small details well downfield, such as leaving room for his quarterback to drop in a throw.
He is quite similar to Tee Higgins, and I like him opposite Christian Watson with Luke Musgrave coming off the line; it's a formidable and balanced attack. Add in some power running, and you got yourself a stew.