Seven MORE Possible Day Three Draft Picks for the Packers

Maggie gives you seven additional players the Packers might consider on the third day of the draft. 

I love the NFL Draft. I follow prospects closely and trying to project which guys fit the mold of future Green Bay Packers is fun for me. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece called “Seven Possible Day Three Draft Picks for the Packers” and I am here today with seven additional players to keep an eye on, because why not? In the comments, you all told me to keep track of these lists to see if we hit on any, so I will definitely do that. And of course, the more lists I make, the likelier it is we’ll get at least a couple right, yeah? Free agency has begun to fizzle, which means all eyes will be turning to the draft that’s now under a month away (for the time being). Here are seven more players to keep an eye on come day three of the draft. 

Tanner Muse - Clemson - Safety

Muse would be a dream safety in Green Bay alongside Amos and Savage. He posted an elite 9.94 relative athletic score (RAS) which is something General Manager Brian Gutekunst looks for in his defensive backs. He has the physicality to play box safety in certain packages, with elite speed (4.38 40-yard dash at his pro day!) to help him cover tight ends and wide receivers. Muse snagged four interceptions in his 2019 season with Clemson and had three passes defensed. He’s a physical thumper with good hands, which is exactly what the Packers need in the middle of the defense. 

Reggie Robinson II - Tulsa - Cornerback

Robinson II would be a solid day three pickup for the Packers given the uncertainty surrounding the cornerback position. With Tramon Williams still unsigned and Kevin King a free agent in 2021, Green Bay needs options while the team waits for Josh Jackson, Ka’dar Hollman, and Chandon Sullivan to develop behind Jaire Alexander. As is paramount for Packers corners, Robinson II has an elite 9.62 RAS with elite size, great speed, and great explosion. The 6-1 corner finished his senior season at Tulsa with three interceptions and a whopping 13 passes defensed, which ranked first overall in the American Athletic Conference.

Tyler Huntley - Utah - Quarterback

The Packers will likely bring in quarterback competition for Tim Boyle, and Tyler Huntley out of Utah is a fun option (not just because of all the Huntley typos that followed Brett Hundley forever). As a senior, Huntley had an impressive 73.1 completion percentage while throwing for 3,092 yards and 19 touchdowns with only four interceptions. Huntley has also scored 16 touchdowns with his legs over his four-year career, rushing for 1,146 yards. His passing efficiency rating of 177.6 ranked first in the Pac-12 in 2019, as did his completion percentage. 

Devin Duvernay - Texas - Wide Receiver

At 5-11, Duvernay certainly fits into the mold of a more traditional slot receiver, something lacking from Green Bay’s current lineup. He experienced a breakout 2019 campaign with the Longhorns, totaling 1,386 yards with nine total touchdowns. Duvernay also would bring kickoff experience to the Packers. In 2019, he returned 10 kicks for a 20.5 yard average. He led the Pac-12 in receptions (106) and receiving yards his senior year, and his elite speed (4.39 40-yard dash) makes him a dynamic weapon for LaFleur’s offense. 

Hakeem Adeniji - Kansas - Offensive Tackle

The Packers have had pretty solid luck drafting offensive linemen on day three of the draft, and Adeniji might be another hidden gem. If Green Bay doesn’t draft a lineman early (and even if they do), Adeniji out of Kansas is a monster option at tackle, measuring 6-5 and 300lbs. He started every game for Kansas since 2016 (48 consecutive starts), playing primarily at left tackle. While the Packers did add Rick Wagner in free agency who’s expected to start at right tackle, Adeniji would be insurance as a swing tackle on the roster. 

Dalton Keene - Virginia Tech - Tight End

Keene snagged five touchdowns for Virginia Tech in 2019, and the 6-4 tight end is a viable red zone threat. His combine performance earned him a 9.35 RAS, posting great explosion, agility, and speed with okay size. While he doesn’t have a ton of career yardage, his tape shows a player with good hands who could develop into a talented NFL tight end. Check out Keene’s film against Miami, where he put up three of his five touchdowns in one game. 

Jason Strowbridge - North Carolina - Defensive Line

First, let me say that Jason Strowbridge sounds like the name of a Game of Thrones character, and I’m fine with that. He blew away the combine with an elite 9.4 RAS, and what he lacks in weight he makes up for in tenacity and quickness. While he’s still a raw, developmental prospect, his agility would make him a fun partner for Kenny Clark on the interior of the defensive line. He posted 22 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks during his career with North Carolina with 123 total tackles. Strowbridge has the versatility of a five-technique lineman which would make him a fun chess piece for Mike Pettine’s defense. 

 

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Maggie Loney is a writer for Cheesehead TV and podcasts for the Pack-A-Day Podcast and Pack's What She Said. Find her on Twitter at @MaggieJLoney.

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Bure9620's picture

March 27, 2020 at 06:15 am

Agree on Tanner Muse. He has the athleticism Savage does.

Also, I mocked Huntley to the Packers several time usually in round 6. I am wondering why he so far down many draft boards, could be size, but he is for sure a late round sleeper.

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March 27, 2020 at 06:49 am

I gotta believe the Draft Industrial complex has completely missed the boat on Muse. Great size, great athleticism and productive starter on one of the best teams in college football doesn't sound like a guy that makes it to day 3 to me.

No doubt he pales in comparison to Isaiah Simmons. A freak like Simmons has got to draw the eyes when watching video. Maybe that is why Muse is ranked as a late rounder or even UDFA according to many draft pundits. But I don't see it playing out like that.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2020 at 01:48 pm

He has a third round grade.

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SterlingSharpe's picture

March 27, 2020 at 07:03 am

Good stuff Mag

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MITM's picture

March 27, 2020 at 07:10 am

love love love Tanner Muse - and he seems like a Pettine type of guy, a bigger more athletic Jim Leonhard

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PatrickGB's picture

March 27, 2020 at 08:00 am

Tanner Muse Is projected as a linebacker by the site I visited. “His safety days are over” it reported. It did not have too much good to say about him. Perhaps he would make a better linebacker than safety but didn’t we do that already with Burks?
Jason Strowbridge Is way small for the defensive line except maybe in a 4-3.
But who knows, maybe much later in the draft they provide good value?

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taarons420's picture

March 27, 2020 at 08:33 am

i like keene

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Handsback's picture

March 27, 2020 at 08:50 am

Maggie it's a very good list with most of these guys projected to go into the 4-5 rounds.
Strowbridge won't make it out of the 3rd round and probably neither will Muse. Strowbridge is a 4-3 DE and his athletic ability is still ahead of his technique. If his body type could add the lbs, he still isn't a 2-gap guy more of a pass rusher. At this point Green Bay needs to stop the run type of dline guys.
I've banged the drum for some time for Duvernay. He just doesn't drop passes, and he plays with a huge chip on his shoulder. There's a big group of WRs they peg in the 4th round and the difference between him and Bowden from KY is that Bowden is shiftier but slower.
I also really like Adeniji as an OT. He sounds like the Packer's typical OT pick and has the good size and experience.

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March 27, 2020 at 09:10 am

The real danger is looking at the RAS, body measurements etc. For all the answers! It doesn't measure toughness, Tackling, smarts, and their heart. The player I like most on your list is Duvernay. Perfect for the slot. This player will be a starter in the NFL. A steal on day 3.

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March 27, 2020 at 02:49 pm

Don't know anything about these guys, but I definitely agree with your first two sentences. There's another article on Packer Report regarding the RAS scores of some of our current players, and it's obviously not the greatest predictor of football success in the pros.

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fthisJack's picture

March 27, 2020 at 09:11 am

Good list Maggie. Keep up the good work girl!

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IshpemingPackAttack's picture

March 27, 2020 at 10:01 am

Thank you Maggie for all of the amazing content. I definitely look forward to your insightful opinions.

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Slim11's picture

March 27, 2020 at 11:35 am

Good read!

I had to revisit Duvernay. Unlike Victor from Ohio State (whom I like at #7 or as an UDFA), Duvernay is more game-ready, especially as a slot option. I could definitely live with him as a #4 pick.

Adeniji also sounds very intriguing. He could be a Bakhtiari-type pick.

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packerbackerjim's picture

March 27, 2020 at 12:05 pm

My late round target is AJ Dillon. Need a big back to complement Jones, Williams and Ervin

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March 27, 2020 at 01:45 pm

Bottom of third rd or high fourth.

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jannes bjornson's picture

March 27, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Good scouting report, Maggie. General agreement from the blogosphere is a rare achievement.

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