Mistakes the Packers might end up regretting after 2024 NFL Draft

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3. Not taking a cornerback until Round 7

This was arguably the most interesting choice the Green Bay Packers made throughout the course of the 2024 NFL Draft.

With 11 picks, it was all but a done deal that Green Bay would be going after the cornerback position. Many mock draft scenarios had them taking a cornerback as early as the first round, even some trade-up scenarios to acquire players like Terrion Arnold or Quinyon Mitchell.

The Packers were even jumped by one spot in the first round by their division rival Detroit Lions, who sniped Terrion Arnold off the board at 24 overall. Clearly, it wasn't just the masses of fans and analysts who felt like the Packers were going to go after corners.

They could have jumped up a couple of spots for Terrion Arnold, and they didn't do it. They could have taken Nate Wiggins, and they didn't do it. They could have gone up a couple of spots for Cooper DeJean, and they didn't do it. You can fill in the blank for literally any prominent name at cornerback in the entire 2024 NFL Draft -- the Packers passed on them all.

Given the fact seeing Eric Stokes on the field is about as noteworthy as this year's solar eclipse, there was every reason for the Packers to add a prominent player at corner. But they've committed to the guys they have on the roster and they're trusting Jeff Hafley to get the best out of them.

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