2024 NFL Mock Draft: Packers make big trade in 4-round projection

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Round 2 (41): Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

The Packers double down on Missouri defensive players with cornerback Ennis Rakestraw Jr. He would add versatility to the secondary, as Rakestraw can play outside or in the slot. His physicality in press coverage would make him a good fit for Jeff Hafley's defense.

Rakestraw is a potential first-round target for the Packers, so it was an easy choice once he fell to No. 41 in the mock draft simulator. Not only was Rakestraw the best player available, but selecting him also addresses one of the Packers' biggest needs.

Round 2 (58): Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

The opening two rounds enter home-run territory with Minnesota safety Tyler Nubin still available at No. 58. Green Bay adds another Day 1 starter to the secondary, and Nubin would be the perfect fit for a Packers defense featuring more single-high coverages.

Nubin intercepted 12 passes in his final three seasons at Minnesota, including a career-best five in 2023. The Packers will play a more aggressive defense under Jeff Hafley, and they need a player who can make the most of opportunities to take the ball away. Nubin can do that. He is outstanding in coverage and regularly makes game-changing plays. Green Bay must find a new starting safety this offseason, and Nubin could be the answer.