2024 NFL 7-Round Mock Draft: Packers build dominant defense for Jeff Hafley

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

The Packers landing Quinyon Mitchell and Kamren Kinchens with their top two picks would be a home run, fixing two of their most pressing needs.

Green Bay already needed to upgrade its safety position this offseason. Darnell Savage, Jonathan Owens, and Rudy Ford are free agents, and the Packers could easily move on from all three. The need becomes even more significant with Jeff Hafley running the defense—the Packers will likely play a lot more single-high safety.

That's where Miami safety Kamren Kinchens comes in.

Kinchens offers versatility. He can play deep, in the box, or even at slot corner. Quarterbacks have to be careful throwing the ball near him because Kinchens closes space in coverage in no time at all. This has helped him intercept 11 passes in the past two seasons, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

Kinchens would already be the Packers' best safety. He can start immediately and play any role Hafley asks him to do.

Many view Kinchens as an early second-round pick. The Packers could potentially trade down on Day 1 to select him, but in this scenario, the bonus pick from the New York Jets helps them land the best safety in the class.