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2013 DBN Mock Draft: Green Bay Packers Select Johnathan Jenkins at No. 26


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)

Pick Team Player Pos School User
1 Kansas City Dee Milliner CB Alabama BuenosAires_Dawg
2 Jacksonville Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon Adrock2099
3 Oakland Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M TuckJob
4 Philadelphia Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan Chalmdeezy
5 Detroit Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB BYU macdowellm03
6 Cleveland Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia Cedarpoint2k3
7 Arizona Chance Warmack OG Alabama Mudville
8 Buffalo Geno Smith QB West Virginia Stigosaurus
9 New York Jets Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee notthatnoise
10 Tennessee Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas pt_999
11 San Diego Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma JamesPowell
12 Miami Desmond Trufant CB Washington Weeden2Gordon
13 Tampa Bay Sherrif Floyd DT Florida LessThanJake
14 Carolina Star Lotulelei DT Utah rossn2007
15 New Orleans Damonte Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M Ted Washington's Belly
16 St. Louis Tavon Austin WR West Virginia nickjs21
17 Pittsburgh Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri HenryDawg
18 Dallas Jonathan Cooper OG UNC jimkanicki
19 New York Giants Alex Okafor DE Texas Red-Right-88
20 Chicago Arthur Brown LB Kansas State PaduaDSP
21 Cincinnati Jonathan Cyprien SS FIU troy145
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
27 Houston The B-Train
28 Denver KillerNut
29 New England roar888
30 Atlanta Matt Wood
31 San Francisco rufio
32 Baltimore Ecwingen