2025 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #23

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Green Bay
Jack Sawyer
23

Ohio State

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Last year the Packers were playing with house money and exceeded everyone's expectations, becoming the youngest team to win a playoff game since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with a weighted age of 25.58 years. After moving on from veterans like David Bakhtiari (32), De'Vondre Campbell (30), and Aaron Jones (29), Green Bay may field an even younger roster in 2024 while entertaining Super Bowl aspirations. In fact, Preston Smith (31) is the only player on the roster that's currently over the age of 30.

As the Packers continue to transition to a 4-3 defense under Jeff Hafley, Brian Gutekunst may imitate the blueprint of the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets and invest heavily in the front seven. Though Green Bay has Rashan Gary and Lukas Van Ness as cornerstones on the edge, adding another pass rusher could bolster the Packers' rotation, provide a succession plan behind Smith, and continue the youth movement we've seen over the past several years. Ohio State's Jack Sawyer is a well-rounded player, racking up 37 pressures and 28 run stops last season. If he can put together another strong season, he could be a name to watch when the Packers step to the podium as the NFL Draft's hosts in 2025.

- James Siebers, Packers Analyst (Twitter@jsieb_)




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