Packers 4-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Dreams come true edition

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Round 2 (41): Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami

A safety in the first round would be a little early, but Miami's Kamren Kinchens on Day 2 would be a home run. Kinchens would give the Packers an instant upgrade in the safety room, and he is perfect for Jeff Hafley's single-high defense.

Green Bay needs more playmakers in the defensive backfield. Kinchens picked off 11 passes in his final two seasons in college. This would be a dream scenario. The Packers don't have to reach for a safety in the opening round, but they fix their biggest need with the best player at the position on Day 2.

Round 2 (58): Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

Cornerback is another area of need in the secondary. Jaire Alexander and Carrington Valentine are starters, but Eric Stokes has barely played.

Wake Forest's Caelen Carson can step right in and compete for a starting job on the outside. The Packers are expected to play more man coverage under Jeff Hafley, making Carson an ideal fit.

"Carson has the makeup of a starting perimeter cornerback at the NFL level. His opportunity to start early will be dependent on his landing spot with a team, but I'd love to see him play in a defense that's aggressive and plays a higher percentage of man coverage," writes Kyle Crabbs of Athlon Sports.

An aggressive defense that plays a lot of man coverage? That describes Hafley's system.