The Green Bay Packers hold the 29th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. Guessing which prospect general manager Brian Gutekunst will pick at the end of the first round is a difficult exercise given all the variables in play.
Also, Gutekunst could be active moving up or down the board on Thursday night, further complicating who could be available to the Packers when they make their first pick.
By eliminating expected top-20 picks and looking into a combination of talent, athleticism and fit while also considering the Packers’ recent draft history, a list of potential first-round options can form.
Here’s a 25-player list of the most likely options for the Packers in the first round by position, ordered by our ranking of the team’s needs: