insider predicts nightmare scenario for Packers in 2024 NFL Draft

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The Green Bay Packers enter the 2024 NFL Draft with a huge opportunity. They overachieved in Jordan Love's first season as the starter, with the league's youngest roster reaching the NFC Divisional Round.

They take five top-100 draft picks into the draft with a chance to build on a talented, ascending roster.

However, there are no guarantees in the draft. The Packers hit a home run last year, but replicating that success won't be easy. It's also possible that Green Bay will make a surprise pick that nobody will see coming.

There's a path to a perfect opening night if several top targets fall to No. 25 overall. But it could also go horribly wrong. mock draft creates worst-case scenario for Packers

Chad Reuter of put together a seven-round mock draft, and it couldn't have started much worse for the Packers. When Green Bay hits the clock at No. 25, several top offensive linemen are gone, including Duke's Graham Barton, Washington's Troy Fautanu, and Penn State's Olu Fashanu.

One name still on the board? Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean.

However, Reuter has the Packers passing on DeJean to trade with the San Francisco 49ers, moving down to No. 31 while acquiring an additional third-round pick. The trade itself is good value despite missing out on DeJean, but that's where the fun ends.

With the 31st pick, the Packers select Washington offensive lineman Roger Rosengarten.

The fit in Green Bay is understandable. Rosengarten is an outstanding athlete with an RAS of 9.19. He played tackle in college but could move inside in the NFL, giving him the versatility the Packers love. Rosengarten to Green Bay makes a lot of sense—just not in Round 1.

Rosengarten is the 99th prospect on PFF's big board, 67th in Daniel Jeremiah's rankings for, and 83rd in the NFL Mock Draft Database consensus board.

The Packers then reach for another prospect at No. 41, selecting Kentucky linebacker Trevin Wallace.

Again, there's nothing wrong with the fit. Green Bay met with Wallace ahead of the draft, and he has the athleticism and versatility the team looks for at the position. But Wallace is 168th on PFF's board, 96th on Jeremiah's, and 109th on the consensus board.

Rosengarten and Wallace could end up as Packers draft picks, but it would be incredibly underwhelming if the team selects them with their top two picks.

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