Round 2 (40): Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
The Green Bay Packers and GM Brian Gutekunst have been masters of doubling and tripling up at certain position groups early on in the NFL Draft, especially in recent years. We saw it last year with the tight end position, when the Packers used second- and third-round picks on Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft.
Could we see a similar strategy in 2024 with the offensive line? I think it's possible. Kingsley Suamataia has the chance to start in his rookie season at either tackle position and I think he will. He's a former Oregon transfer who played on both the right and left side for BYU. I think he would be an outstanding pickup, and having both Suamataia and Fuaga would significantly upgrade the Green Bay offensive line.
Round 2 (43): Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota
We've seen a lot of shuffling in the Green Bay Packers' secondary this season, and I think that area of the roster will be a priority for Brian Gutekunst in 2023. Even though we emphasized the offensive line early in this particular 2024 mock draft scenario, I think the Packers have a chance to quickly shift focus to the secondary on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft.
And here, they do exactly that by getting arguably the best safety in the class: Minnesota's Tyler Nubin. The ball-hawk on the back end has nine interceptions and two forced fumbles over the last two seasons. With the futures of both Darnell Savage and Rudy Ford up in the air, this is a player that makes too much sense for Green Bay.