2024 NFL Mock Draft: Packers land dream haul after blockbuster trade

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Round 2 (41): Kingsley Suamataia, T, BYU

The Packers have a proven track record of developing offensive linemen. Zach Tom (fourth round), Rasheed Walker (seventh round), and Yosh Nijman (undrafted) became important starters at tackle. BYU's Kingsley Suamataia needs time to develop but could become an excellent starter.

"Suamataia is a dream prospect to draft and develop somewhere on Day 2. I worry about him being baptized by fire if he is drafted in the first round and called upon to start right away," writes Trevor Sikkema of PFF.

Suamataia would get the time he needs in Green Bay. The Packers already have two starters in place, with Walker and Tom coming off excellent seasons. In time, Suamataia could become a starter at either tackle spot or move inside to guard. If the Packers view Tom as their long-term starting center, Suamataia could step in as his replacement at right tackle.

Along with his versatility, Suamataia is one of the best athletes at the position in this year's class, with an RAS of 9.40 out of 10.

Round 3 (88): Cole Bishop, S, Utah

Cole Bishop in Round 3 could be the home run of the draft. The Utah safety can become an immediate starter in Jeff Hafley's defense, and the Packers upgrade a position of need without needing to burn a pick in the opening two rounds.

Bishop's near-perfect RAS of 9.88 ranks first among all safeties in the class, and his versatility to play various roles in the secondary should interest the Packers. He played everywhere in Utah's defense, including deep, in the box, in the slot, and cornerback.

The Packers love versatility. Bishop and Xavier McKinney can move around and play various positions, allowing Hafley to get creative, disguise coverages, and become less predictable. Another interesting note: Hafley recruited Bishop while he was at Boston College in 2021, so it's clear the Packers' new defensive coordinator is a fan.