Packers.com has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the bottom half of the first round (picks 16-32) who would fit Green Bay's potential roster needs.
Between now and draft day, when the Packers own the No. 22 and 28 overall selections in the first round, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."
Today's player is …
Travis Jones, DL, UConn
Height/Weight: 6-4, 325
Key stats: Played in 35 college games over three seasons, recording 8½ sacks among 19 tackles for loss.
Background/other info: Because UConn transitioned to playing in the FBS as an independent in 2021 (after not having a season in 2020), there are no all-conference honors to talk about with Jones, but the New Haven, Conn., native is highly thought of in this draft as a sizable run stuffer with the agility to develop into a productive interior pass rusher. Jones impressed at the Senior Bowl, getting voted by the offensive linemen at the showcase as the toughest opponent they faced all week. He then clocked a 4.92 in the 40 at the combine, an eye-catching time for a 325-pounder. Jones became a starter right away as a freshman in 2018, arriving on campus at 360 pounds, and as his career continued he honed his body while facing more and more double-teams in the trenches. He increased both his sacks (from ½ to 3½ to 4½) and total TFLs (5½ to 6 to 7½) each year he played.