Bold predictions for Green Bay Packers in 2024 NFL Draft

What does Packers GM Brian Gutekunst have up his sleeve?
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What does Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst have up his sleeve for the 2024 NFL Draft?

With 11 total picks, including a whopping five selections on the first two days of the draft, Gutekunst has the ultimate flexibility to maneuver wherever he wants, whenever he wants.

So, what kinds of fireworks could we expect over the weekend of festivities? Let's look at a handful of bold predictions for the Packers during the 2024 NFL Draft, not necessarily that all of them will happen but maybe one or a couple.

1. Packers trade into top 12 to get their CB1

The Packers currently hold the 25th overall pick in the first round, and they've got to ask themselves a couple of important questions.

The first question is this: Are the Packers going to be able to get a starting-caliber cornerback at pick #25 overall?

The second question is this: Are 11 rookie draft picks going to make this roster?

The second question might heavily influence the first. The Packers don't need to just trade draft picks for the sake of trading them, but having 11 picks in this draft and not likely having 11 slots for rookies on the eventual 53-man roster could give Brian Gutekunst the confidence to move up for targeted players as opposed to just sitting, waiting, and wishing.

Moving up into the top 12-16 picks, the Packers would ensure themselves one of Quinyon Mitchell, Terrion Arnold, or Cooper DeJean. If Nate Wiggins's weight is really a hangup for their threshold of 190 pounds, then Green Bay would be wise to consider sending one of their second-round picks and maybe a little sweetener on top of that to get the player they want for their secondary.