With the 26th pick in the 2013 Dawgs By Nature NFL Community Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers select...
Johnathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia
This selection and write-up was made by Jon Stinchcomb:
In my research for this pick, it appeared just about everyone had Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert going in this spot, and understandably so. Whether it's BPA or team need, the pick made sense, but not ideal in my opinion. With trading down not an option, I looked elsewhere. I actually agreed more with the APC community in this poll.
Jenkins gives the Packers the flexibility they need on the defensive line moving forward. Even with some consideration beyond 2013. He can play end. He can play tackle. BJ Raji is entering a contract year, so there is at least some uncertainty there. But even if he stays, he too offers that flexibility. It'll be a good thing to have with an aging Ryan Pickett.
He'll offer immediate depth this upcoming season, but I don't expect him as a rookie to be the difference between wins and losses for Green Bay.
It's always enticing to add another weapon for Aaron Rodgers, but what about the day where Rodgers can light it up and rely on his defense to keep opposing teams off the board? As Jon states, this type of pick might not pay immediate dividends in terms of wins and losses, but the long-term investment can make it worthwhile.
The Houston Texans are up next, led by The B-Train.
2013 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Kansas City||Dee Milliner||CB||Alabama||BuenosAires_Dawg|
|3||Oakland||Luke Joeckel||OT||Texas A&M||TuckJob|
|4||Philadelphia||Eric Fisher||OT||Central Michigan||Chalmdeezy|
|8||Buffalo||Geno Smith||QB||West Virginia||Stigosaurus|
|9||New York Jets||Cordarrelle Patterson||WR||Tennessee||notthatnoise|
|11||San Diego||Lane Johnson||OT||Oklahoma||JamesPowell|
|13||Tampa Bay||Sherrif Floyd||DT||Florida||LessThanJake|
|15||New Orleans||Damonte Moore||DE/OLB||Texas A&M||Ted Washington's Belly|
|16||St. Louis||Tavon Austin||WR||West Virginia||nickjs21|
|19||New York Giants||Alex Okafor||DE||Texas||Red-Right-88|
|20||Chicago||Arthur Brown||LB||Kansas State||PaduaDSP|
|22||St. Louis||Alec Ogletree||LB||Georgia||nickjs21|
|23||Minnesota||Bjoern Werner||DE||Florida State||Legoman0721|
|24||Indianapolis||DeAndre Hopkins||WR||Clemson||Mike Krupka|
|25||Minnesota||Xavier Rhodes||CB||Florida State||Legoman0721|
|26||Green Bay||Johnathan Jenkins||DT||Georgia||Jon Stinchcomb|