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3 Most Likely Packers Draft Targets With the 28th Overall Pick

Devon Platana
Three of the most likely draft targets for the Green Bay Packers with the No. 28 overall pick.
Three of the most likely draft targets for the Green Bay Packers with the No. 28 overall pick. / Quinn Harris/GettyImages

After entering the 2021-22 NFL Playoffs as the league's No.1-ranked team, the Green Bay Packers were eliminated by the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round. It was hardly the result that the Packers had hoped for, which could lead to some changes over the offseason.

Green Bay has a lot that needs to be taken care of this offseason, especially with Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams' future up in the air. Fortunately, the team can address some of their needs at the 2022 NFL Draft — including with the 28th overall pick.

Here's a look at the three most likely players to be selected at No. 28 by the Packers at the 2022 NFL Draft.

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft

1. Sam Howell, QB (UNC)

Sam Howell
Sam Howell could give Green Bay stability under center going forward. / Jared C. Tilton/GettyImages

With Rodgers saying that his future in Green Bay is uncertain, the Packers should consider drafting North Carolina's Sam Howell at No. 28. Jordan Love hasn't shown anything special under center, whereas Howell was seen as one of the top QB prospects in the draft not too long ago. His play this collegiate season did fall off a bit, however, he still recorded over 10,000 passing yards and 92 touchdown passes (to 23 interceptions) over three seasons with the Tar Heels. A healthy Packers offensive line could help Howell thrive and reach his potential, making him a worthy selection at No. 28.

2. Drake London, WR (USC)

Drake London
Drake London would be a great selection if Davante Adams leaves via free agency. / Sean M. Haffey/GettyImages

If Adams leaves via free agency, the Packers will be left without a No. 1 wide receiver. Enter: Drake London. The USC Trojans wideout was electric this season, hauling in 88 catches for 1,084 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. A broken ankle did prevent him from achieving more, however, he's expected to make a full recovery. He's 6-foot-5 and can win those difficult one-on-one battles, which is something every team wants from their top wideout. Even if Adams stays, an additional offensive weapon of London's caliber would go a long way in convincing Rodgers to remain in Green Bay as well.

3. David Ojabo, EDGE (Michigan)

David Ojabo
The Packers should draft David Ojabo at No. 28 if they move one of their expensive pass rushers to help with cap space. / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

According to Spotrac, the Packers are an estimated $38 million over the 2022 salary cap. That could lead to the team moving on from expensive pass-rushers like Za'Darius Smith ($27.6 million) and/or Preston Smith ($20.9 million). If that's the case, Michigan's David Ojabo would make for a great selection at No. 28, should he slide a bit. The 21-year-old Wolverine had a monster season in 2021, finishing with 36 total tackles (12.0 for loss), 11.0 sacks and five force fumbles. Drafting him could help with the Packers' cap situation while also giving them a defender who's just scratching the surface of his potential.

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