Round 2 (41): Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toldeo
The Packers need an infusion of talent in the secondary. This season, there were too many issues when it came to tackling, communication, and forcing turnovers.
Jaire Alexander isn't going anywhere. He's still a lockdown corner. Carrington Valentine showed promise in his rookie season. But Green Bay traded Rasul Douglas, and Eric Stokes has only played three games since suffering a significant injury midway through the 2022 season. The Packers can't expect Stokes to start every game in 2024.
They should target a cornerback early, and Toldeo's Quinyon Mitchell can make an impact.
"Mitchell possesses a gumbo of traits, with size, strength and speed filling up the pot. He's built like a running back, tackles like a safety and has the ball skills of a cornerback," writes Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.
Mitchell breaks up a lot of passes and makes game-changing plays. In his final two seasons at Toledo, he had an impressive 36 pass defenses and six interceptions, including two pick-sixes.
Green Bay had two interceptions in the wild-card win over the Dallas Cowboys, but those moments were few and far between. The Packers finished the season with seven interceptions, the second-lowest total in the NFL.
Mitchell has starting potential on the outside. The Packers take the first step to rebuilding their secondary.