2024 NFL 7-Round Mock Draft: Packers take playoff team to next level

How can the Green Bay Packers upgrade through the NFL Draft?

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Round 3 (83): Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale

The Packers aren't afraid to go after big areas of need with players from smaller schools. Maybe not as "small" as Yale, but let's look at the last handful of years, with additions like Jordan Love at quarterback from Utah State and Christian Watson at wide receiver out of North Dakota State.

If you can play, the Packers are going to find you, and they will target you wherever they see fit.

Kiran Amegadjie might be a lesser-known name now, but as the NFL Draft draws near, don't be surprised if he's a riser throughout the process. He's got great size and length to play the tackle position. The Packers can afford another year of experimenting with Rasheed Walker at left tackle to see if he's got the chops while someone like Amegadjie develops.

Round 3 (92): Payton Wilson, LB, North Carolina State

There are some injury concerns with Payton Wilson, which could ultimately land him in this range of the 2024 NFL Draft, but he could also be the top off-ball linebacker, regardless.

He was an All-American and the ACC defensive player of the year in 2023 with 138 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, and three interceptions. This guy is all over the field and at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, he reportedly runs a sub-4.5 in the 40-yard dash.

This is the type of value that could land you a starter for the price of a mid-to-late third-round pick.