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 7 (236): Ja'Quan Sheppard, CB, Maryland

As is typically the case in Green Bay Packers drafts these days, you could see a major emphasis on one position group or another. This is now the third selection for the secondary, and one of my personal favorites.

I could see Utah cornerback Ja'Quan Sheppard being a player who tests extremely well this offseason and someone who teams project as an instant impact on special teams. It's rough that he didn't have a single interception in college, but he had 18 passes defensed over the last two seasons at Maryland and Cincinnati, and at 6-foot-2, he is a long corner with big potential. Green Bay adds much-needed depth and competition to the secondary.

Round 7 (250): Brant Kuithe, TE/FB, Utah

As the Packers brace themselves to move on from upcoming free agent Josiah Deguara here in the 2024 offseason, how about going bargain shopping for someone who can do the same stuff, probably better, for a fraction of the price?

There's injury risk with Kuithe here, and perhaps teams don't view him as draftable at this point, but there is a really interesting body of work to consider that could play well in Matt LaFleur's offense. I think this would be an intriguing pickup for Green Bay.

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