Mistakes the Packers might end up regretting after 2024 NFL Draft

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There's no shortage of optimism amongst the Green Bay Packers fan base, and rightfully so after what we saw from the team last season. The Packers have one of the top rosters in the NFL, and it's a young group with huge upside. General manager Brian Gutekunst was armed with 11 picks going into the 2024 NFL Draft and five selections in the top 100.

The Packers came into draft weekend in an enviable position, but did they make all the right decisions? Are they going to have regrets for some of the players they passed on, even as early as this season potentially?

Let's take a look at a handful of decisions Gutekunst and the rest of the Packers brain trust might come to regret after the weekend of NFL Draft festivities.

1. Not being aggressive for Cooper DeJean in Round 2

This one was a major head-scratcher to me. I was almost certain that Cooper DeJean's stellar pre-draft pro day workout would prevent the Green Bay Packers from being able to get him with the 25th overall pick because his stock would be too high.

After DeJean inexplicably fell out of the first round altogether, the conversation shifted from "there's no way they're getting him at 25" to "there's no way they're getting him at 41." And then DeJean just kept on falling...and falling.

The Philadelphia Eagles got aggressive, trading multiple second-round selections to move up to the 40th overall pick -- just one spot ahead of Green Bay -- to get DeJean. After taking Arizona's Jordan Morgan in the first round, it's hard to think of a more ideal scenario than the Packers landing DeJean with that 41st pick. Edgerrin Cooper will be a good player, but you can't help but feel like the Packers missed out on this one.