4 cornerbacks Packers could still target on Day 2 of 2024 NFL Draft

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The Green Bay Packers defied 2024 NFL Draft predictions by selecting former Arizona offensive tackle Jordan Morgan with the No. 25 overall pick.

Many analysts and fans anticipated the team addressing their cornerback weakness, but the Packers prioritized offensive line instead.

While cornerback remains a need, Green Bay might still target the position later in the draft. Here are four cornerbacks the Packers could consider when the draft resumes tonight.

Potential cornerback targets for Packers on Day 2 of NFL Draft 2024

Cooper DeJean, Iowa

Nobody had been mocked to the Packers more often in the pre-draft process than Cooper DeJean. The fact that he is still available heading into day two is a little bit surprising, and with the Packers making their next pick at No. 41 overall he is certainly still in play for them.

DeJean is widely regarded as one of the best athletes at the cornerback position in this year's class, logging a Relative Athletic Score of 9.85. He pairs his easy movement skills with good size and physicality and was an impact player against both the run and pass during his time at Iowa.

There has been some debate as to where he fits best in Green Bay's secondary, and the team may well view him as a safety first and foremost. Regardless of where he lines up, he would be a very nice addition to what is already a promising young position group.

Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

This time last year, McKinstry was regarded as a borderline top-10 draft pick. The former five-star recruit was a starter at Alabama since his freshman year and was a two-time first-team All-SEC member, but injury concerns and question marks about his athleticism were likely responsible for him dropping out of the first round entirely last night.

That's not to say he might still not be in play for the Packers in the second round. McKinstry is well-known for his ability to play sticky man coverage, something that aligns perfectly with the scheme that new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley wants to run.

McKinstry would give the Packers a tone-setting corner with impressive football intelligence and legitimate ball skills. That's a pretty appealing combination.

Max Melton, Rutgers

If the Packers decide to address another position at No. 41 overall, Melton is a player who could be in play at No. 58. The former Rutgers man and brother of Packers wide receiver Bo Melton looks like a perfect fit with what this team wants on defense.

Melton is the kind of elite athlete that the Packers often chase after in the draft. He was one of the standout performers at this year's Combine, running a 4.39 40-yard dash along with a 40.5-inch vertical and 11'4 broad jump.

He isn't just a finesse player though. Melton shows great willingness in run support and plays with more physicality than his 5-foot-11 and 187-pound frame would suggest. He also offers alignment versatility and could fill in as a nickel if needed.

Renardo Green, Florida State

If the Packers decide to pass on cornerback with both of their second-round picks, Green is a name to watch in the third round. The former Florida State corner is at his best in press man coverage, which could make him a nice fit in Jeff Hafley's new defense.

What he might lack in pure long speed, he makes up for with explosiveness and sheer physicality at the line of scrimmage, allowing him to smother opposing receivers effectively. Green showed up against top competition too, holding Malik Nabers to just two catches for 20 yards on five targets.

He played primarily on the boundary for Florida State, but did show the ability to kick inside and work from the slot, versatility that could be appealing to the Packers' front office. Add in some special teams experience and you've got a very intriguing player.

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