Round 2 (45): Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State
Carrington Valentine's emergence makes cornerback less of a need than it initially seemed after the Packers traded Rasul Douglas. However, it still makes sense to add more talent at the position.
Eric Stokes has only played a handful of special teams snaps this season. Hopefully, he can return from a hamstring injury before the end of the regular season. The Packers could begin 2024 with Jaire Alexander, Stokes, and Valentine as their starting cornerbacks, but they lack depth, especially if Keisean Nixon departs in free agency.
Ohio State's Denzel Burke would fix that, and he has the talent to compete for a starting job early on.
A semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, Burke is having an outstanding season, breaking up nine passes and forcing two turnovers.
"Burke is long, fast, and explosive. He's fluid enough to turn and run with receivers, as well as sink down overtop hitches and comeback routes," writes Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network.
Cornerback is a position worth investing in regularly. It's hard to win without talent at the premium positions. Green Bay has good starters but lacks depth. Burke would help solve that, and it wouldn't take long for the Ohio State cornerback to force his way into the Packers' starting lineup.