2024 NFL 3-Round Mock Draft: Packers fix secondary, land star receiver after trade

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Round 1 (18): Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

The Packers must strengthen the secondary in the draft. Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes have barely played this season, and Green Bay traded starter Rasul Douglas. Perhaps the top priority is finding a replacement for Keisean Nixon at slot corner, and safety is also a need.

Iowa's Cooper DeJean can do it all. He would add versatility to the secondary, with the ability to play in the slot, outside, or at safety. DeJean is a game-changer, having made seven interceptions, including three pick-sixes, in the past two seasons. DeJean would be a Day 1 starter with the talent to play wherever the Packers need him.

Round 2 (37): Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU

Green Bay has a lot to build around at receiver, with Christian Watson, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks complementing each other perfectly. However, despite catching a team-best seven touchdowns, the Packers could find an upgrade on Romeo Doubs.

LSU's Brian Thomas Jr. is too good to pass up here. Thomas made 60 catches for 1,079 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.

"Thomas Jr. is blessed with the kind of raw tools you typically only see with a user-created player on Madden," writes Kyle Crabbs of Athlon Sports.

Thomas is 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, with the speed to stretch defenses vertically. He has WR1 potential and, at worst, would give Jordan Love another game-changing option.