Packers upgrade pass catchers in 7-round 2020 NFL Draft mock

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STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 30: KJ Hamler #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions carries the ball as Damon Hayes #22 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights defends during the second half at Beaver Stadium on November 30, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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K.J. Hamler
WR Penn State

After Davante Adams 83 receptions, the next two highest totals for Green Bay came from running back Aaron Jones (49 receptions) and backup running back Jamaal Willams (39 receptions).

Jimmy Graham comes in after them and not until after that do we see the next-highest receiving totals from a wideout — which was Allen Lazard who had 35 receptions for 477 yards.

Green Bay has to add another pass-catcher to take some of the pressure off Adams and they land a good one here in K.J. Hamler. He’s undersized at 5-9 and 176-pounds but he can take the top off the defense, which is something this team needs more of.

In his two seasons in Penn State, Hamler averaged just under 17-yards per catch and scored 13 touchdowns in his final season.

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Malik Harrison
LB Ohio State

One thing that could have really turned the tide in the Packers loss to San Francisco would have been the addition of big-hitting linebacker. That’s what they get here in Malik Harrison, one of the more physical linebackers in the 2020 NFL Draft.

He’s able to shed blockers and is really good at figuring out what the offense is trying to do in the run game. He doesn’t bring a whole lot in coverage but with the Packers running a 3-4 defense, that’s not a huge issue. He can be the thumper in the middle of the defense that they lacked in 2019.

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