The Green Bay Packers made four picks during the first three rounds of the 2019 NFL draft, securing a highly athletic edge rusher (Rashan Gary), a speedy safety (Darnell Savage), a versatile offensive lineman (Elgton Jenkins) and a top receiving tight end (Jace Sternberger)
Thanks to a trade up to get Savage, they'll go into Day 3 of the draft with only four picks: No. 150, no. 185, no. 194, and no. 226.
Last year, GM Brian Gutekunst and the Packers focused most of their Day 3 on players who had visited Green Bay during the pre-draft process and / or elite athletes. So that's where we'll focus our list of potential day 3 targets.
Here are 50 players the Packers could take Saturday:
DL Greg Gaines: Run-stuffing nose tackle was voted the top defensive lineman in the Pac-1
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida: Who will stop his free fall? CGJ produced starting-level tape last season and profiles as a versatile nickel corner / free safety combo. The value is off the charts here.
DL Renell Wren, Arizona State: Big man (6-5, 318) with movement ability and impressive power. Could blossom as a five-tech at the next level, especially in Pettine's scheme. Packers were at the Arizona State and are probably high on his potential.
WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State: Could he fall all the way to 150? Some believed he was the top receiver in the class. He has size, athleticism and big play ability down the field, but drops were a big problem.
WR Emanuel Hall, Missouri: Ran 4.39 and hit 43.5 ″ in the vertical at 6-2 and 201. Averaged 22.4 yards per catch in 2018. Abundant vertical speed and ability. Drops were an issue.
LB Kaden Elliss, Idaho: Son of former NFL great Luther Elliss. Produced coveted combination of elite on-field production and testing numbers at day. Visited Green Bay
CB Tim Harris, Virginia: Has the size, athleticism and traits to start at the next level but injuries wrecked his college experience. Packers showed interest throughout draft process. Might have hybrid cornerback safety ability
S Amani Hooker, Iowa: Fits the hybrid of a defensive defensive back capable of playing all over the field. Micah Hyde-like his and his instincts and bigger and much more athletic.
LB Blake Cashman, Minnesota: Late-blooming inside linebacker who opened eyes with a productive senior season and head-turning combine performance . Slashing playmaker.
CB Isaiah Johnson, Houston: Cornerbacks with his size (6-2, 208) and speed (4.4) are rare and coveted by Green Bay. Top-of-the-line athlete. Former receiver is still learning to play new position. Talented in pressure. Needs time but has massive upside.
RB Tony Pollard, Memphis: Do-it-all player and big-play machine for Memphis. Experience as a runner, slot receiver and return. Even covered kicks. Get hit by nine rushing touchdowns, nine receiving touchdowns and seven return touchdowns.
CB Julian Love, Notre Dame: Quick and competitive corner who did not get beat often at the college level. Broke up 32 passes his last two seasons.
EDGE Anthony Nelson, Iowa: Produced 17 times his final two seasons at Iowa. Blazed through the three-cone in 7 seconds even at 6-7 and 271. Appealing pass-through, length and athleticism.
RB Justice Hill, Oklahoma State: Big winner at the combine but undersized. Ran for over 3,000 yards his final three years. Strong combination of vision and quickness. Ran 4.4 and hit 40 vertical in the vertical and 10-10 in the broad.
LB Ty Summers, TCU: Big-time athlete at 241 pounds. Patrolled the middle but also asked to handle the edge at times at TCU. Asset on special teams.
WR Gary Jennings, West Virginia: Good size with elite athleticism and production. Caught 97 passes as a junior and 13 touchdown passes as a senior. Ran 4.42 at the combine
OL Drew Forbes, Southeast Missouri State: College left tackle with experience protecting the edge and elite athleticism but a future playing inside at guard. Ran the 40 in 4.93 seconds. Visited Green Bay
CB Ka'dar Hollman, Toledo: Started 37 games at corner and was stingy limiting completions. Ran below 4.4 and hit 38 vertical in the vertical at pro day. Visited Green Bay.
EDGE Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan: Tough to ignore his combination of length and movement skills. Explosive short-area quickness at 255 pounds. Corner-turning agility. Needs to add weight to play on the edge. Think Kyler Fackrell
LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington: Highly productive and instinctive tackles who can run and cover. Just lacks NFL preferred size. Always around the football and can create turnovers.
LB Ulysees Gilbert, Akron: Highly productive run-and-hit linebacker. Played in 51 games, the stat stuffed and made three All-MAC teams. Aced his pro day workout. Undersized but highly athletic. Visited Green Bay
CB Jordan Brown, South Dakota State: Small-school corner with the size, toughness, competitiveness and movement ability to one day start. Shape the receiver.
WR Darius Slayton, Auburn: Ran 4.39 with explosive jumping numbers at the combine. Field-stretching speed and vertical ability. Averaged 20.5 per catch his last two seasons.
TE Andrew Beck, Texas: Solid, 252-pound inline tight with experience sealing off the edge as a blocker. Surprised many by running 4.55 at his pro day. Only caught 40 career passes over 30 starts at Texas. Visited Green Bay
RB Dexter Williams, Notre Dame: Broke through as Notre Dame's starts in 2018 and showed NFL-ready ability. Has the patience, vision and acceleration to be a one-cut-and-go runner in the zone scheme. Checked the athleticism box at the combine
CB Donnie Lewis Jr., Tulane: Finished in the top five for pass breakups last season with 17. Broke up 49 career passes. Versatile, with experience at every position in the secondary, including safety. Coming off a foot injury. Visited Green Bay
TE Foster Moreau, LSU: Tough, run-blocking tight end with the athleticism to unlock untapped potential as a receiver. Only caught 46 passes his final two years at LSU. Jace Sternberger:
CB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State: Big, active cornerback with press experience, strong testing numbers and a history of making plays on the football. Long speed isn't great on tape but still 4.47 at the combine. Length-athleticism combo is always on the Packers' radar.
ATH John Lovett, Princeton: Touchdown machine from the Ivy League. Played quarterback but is considered an option at tight end, fullback or H-back in the NFL. Big, strong and athletic. Compared by some to Taysom Hill. Visited Green Bay
LB Curtis Bolton, Oklahoma: Special teams demon early in his career but broke out with 139 total tackles as a start in 2018. Undersized but aced his pro day workout. Subpackage linebacker candidate. Reminiscent of form Packer Ahmad Thomas. Visited Green Bay.
OL Ryan Bates, Penn State: Athletic college tackle headed for a move inside. Looks good on the move and is strong in a pass pro.
WR Jeff Smith, Boston College: Converted quarterback turned gadget player for BC. Dynamic athlete with appealing versatility. Ran the 40 in 4.34 seconds. Compares two forms Packers receiver Randall Cobb. Visited Green Bay.
LB Grape Tranquill, Notre Dame : Former safety who bulked up but still tested like a safety at the combine. Two-time captain at Notre Dame. Should have special teams value at the next level. Tore his ACL twice in college.
WR DeAndre Thompkins, Penn State: Backup receiver who scored two touchdowns on point returns. Caught at least 25 passes every season at Penn State. Run the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds. Potential special teams weapon. Visited Green Bay
OL Nate Herbig, Stanford: Lumbering, 335-pound guard prospect. Plus run blocker but lacks athleticism inside. Was much better in 2017 than 2018. Needs to shed weight. Visited Green Bay.
RB Alex Barnes, Kansas State: Tough, physical three-down back. Produced all three seasons at K-State. Did 34 reps on the bench. Explosive lower body
S Sheldrick Redwine, Miami : Former cornerback with speed, ball skills, aggressiveness and versatility. Similar to Darnell Savage. Terrific tackles in the open field and on special teams.
LB Andrew Van Ginkel, Wisconsin: Edge rusher for the Badgers has a great combination of size and athletic ability. Could move inside and make a bigger impact at the next level. Special teams ability is a plus.
OL Marquez Tucker, Southern Utah: Agile but heavy-handed college offensive tackle who looks like an ideal candidate to move inside. Reliable pass protector on the edge.
LB Cole Holcomb, North Carolina: in under 4.6 seconds and almost hitting 40 vertical on the vertical. Number 108 tackles and four forced fumbles in 2018. WR Preston Williams, Colorado State: Undeniable size and talent prospect who worked under the new Packers receivers coach at Colorado State. Caught 96 passes in 2018. Character red flags and did not test well during pre-draft process. Edge John Cominsky, Charleston: Hard to find 6-5, 286-pounder who can run sub 4.7 in the 40. Tested like an edge rusher But looks like a five tech. Trace-based prospect with corresponding upside.
EDGE Jesse Aniebonam, Maryland: Looked like a breakout pass rusher in 2016 but had his 2017 wrecked by a major ankle injury. Lacks length (6-3) but has some short-area burst. Run 4.69 at 258 pounds at pro day. Visited Green Bay
CB Ken Webster, Ole Miss: One of the top athletes at cornerback in the class. Ran 4.43 and hit 43 the in the vertical at 203 pounds. Inconsistent in coverage and has injury and off-the-field concerns
S Marvell Tell, USC: Experienced free safety who looks like he should be playing outside at cornerback. Athleticism is a plus; hit 42 in the vertical and blazed through the three-cone (6.63 seconds) at the combine. Team like the Packers might try him at the corner
LB Cameron Smith, USC: Four-year starter with good enough size and athleticism. Smart player who plays fast. Had 75 or more tackled each season at USC. Blake Martinez clone
OL Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas: Long interior offensive line prospect who excelled as a pass protector in the SEC. Can play guard and center. Strong and agile at 6-5 and 306 pounds
WR Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska: Toughness, competitiveness and ability to make play in the slot could make him a discounted form of Deebo Samuel. Explosive jumping ability and short-area quickness. Reliable, strong hands.
OL Iosua Opeta, Weber State: Forms defensive lineman transitioned to the offense and became a starter at left tackle. Big, strong athlete at 6-4 and 301. Likely candidate to move inside to guard.
S Zedrick Woods, Ole Miss: Three-year starts in the SEC who ran 4.29 at the combine. Those guys usually go early. Started 35 games and numbered five interceptions.