Packers NFL Draft Pick Predictions & Odds | 2022 Draft Team Needs & Futures Bets
It has been another offseason where the media has their sights zoomed in on the Green Bay Packers.
Last season was called “The Last Dance,” but an early playoff exit did not leave fans satisfied. It apparently didn’t leave Aaron Rodgers satisfied either, as the back-to-back MVP decided to return to Green Bay.
Shortly after that, the Packers’ unwillingness to give guaranteed money to a 29-year-old wide receiver led to Davante Adams getting traded to Las Vegas.
That move has the Packers heading in the wrong direction in terms of competing right now. General manager Brian Gutekunst has stuck to his philosophy, however, as he continues to build the team with an eye on the future.
As we approach the draft, Green Bay has many holes to fill if they want to compete in the NFC this season.
Packers NFL Draft Picks 2022
- Round 1, Pick 22 (22nd Overall, via LV)
- Round 1, Pick 28 (28th Overall)
- Round 2, Pick 21 (53rd Overall, via LV)
- Round 2, Pick 27 (59th Overall)
- Round 3, Pick 28 (92nd Overall)
- Round 4, Pick 27 (132nd Overall)
- Round 4, Pick 35 (140th Overall) — Compensatory
- Round 5, Pick 28 (171st Overall)
- Round 7, Pick 7 (228th Overall, via CHI)
- Round 7, Pick 28 (249th Overall)
- Round 7, Pick 37 (258th Overall) — Compensatory
Thanks to the Davante Adams trade, the Packers have an additional first- and second-round pick from the Raiders. Green Bay also has a compensatory pick in the fourth round and then another in the seventh.
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Packers Team Needs 2022
1. Wide Receiver
The Packers haven’t drafted a wide receiver in the first round since 2002 (Javon Walker), but it’s time. Green Bay traded away Davante Adams and lost Marquez Valdes-Scantling to Kansas City in free agency.
Currently, Allen Lazard is the team’s top wideout, and he is mostly known as a blocking receiver. With Randall Cobb being the only other target worth mentioning, the Packers need a true WR1 and a deep threat for their offense to even function.
2. Right Tackle
Billy Turner was a cap casualty for the Packers this offseason. Dennis Kelly is also an unrestricted free agent after really struggling when called upon.
This absolutely could be a position Green Bay decides to address via free agency. However, drafting depth will be important regardless.
Another cap casualty for the Packers this offseason was Za’Darius Smith. While he was out most of last season with a back injury, the Green Bay defense would really thrive by adding talent to this rotation.
With many talented edge rushers in this draft, look for the Packers to find one on Day 2.
Packers May Also Consider Drafting: Offensive Guard, Inside Linebacker, Defensive Line
Packers NFL Mock Draft Predictions 2022
- Round 1, Pick 22 (22nd Overall): Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
- Round 1, Pick 28 (28th Overall): Tyler Smith, OT/G, Tulsa
- Round 2, Pick 21 (53rd Overall): George Pickens, WR, Georgia
- Round 2, Pick 27 (59th Overall): Logan Hall, DE, Houston
- Round 3, Pick 28 (92nd Overall): Micheal Clemons, EDGE, Texas A&M
More Possible Packers Draft Targets: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama; Zion Johnson, OL, Boston College; Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas; George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue
Packers NFL Draft Bets 2022
There currently aren’t any relevant NFL Draft bets available to make for the Green Bay Packers; however, there will eventually be an Over/Under prop bet available on the number of trades that happen during the first round.
Consider the Packers among the teams that could likely make a move on Day 1 as they should try to move up from No. 22 to select the wide receiver they like the most. Green Bay has proven they are willing to trade up, regardless of whether another team may take that player or not.
Along with that, consider the Packers among the teams that will take a wide receiver in the first round. As it stands right now, I would project five or six wide receivers being selected on Day 1.