NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Packers fans will hate top pick, but Jordan Love will love it

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Green Bay Packers fans want to see their team draft a cornerback or safety early in the 2024 NFL Draft. Understandably, Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean is a popular choice.

But that doesn't mean the Packers should use their top selection at a position of need. After all, Green Bay has the rare luxury of picking five times in the opening three rounds, allowing for additional flexibility on the opening two days.

Jordan Love proved he is the quarterback to lead the Packers into the future. Finding help for him in the first round is a smart strategy, and that's where several mock drafts are leaning.

Love is Green Bay's only first-round pick on offense across the past 12 drafts. Is it time to change that?

Packers mock draft roundup: Finding help for Jordan Love

Sayre Bedinger, NFL Spin Zone: Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington

Packers fans won't love the idea of drafting an offensive lineman in the first round, especially as it's not the team's biggest need. However, Washington's Troy Fautanu could be a home-run pick. Fautanu played tackle in college, but many believe his best position will be guard in the NFL.

Championship teams win along the offensive and defensive lines. Fautanu can play across the line and has the potential to become a dominant starter. This pick is a big win for Jordan Love.

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington

CBS Sports also has Fautanu going to Green Bay at No. 25. The Packers hit a home run in this mock, as they land Missouri edge rusher/defensive lineman Darius Robinson in the second round. Green Bay upgrades up front on both sides of the ball and still has three more top-100 picks to work on the secondary. Love it.

Joe Broback, Pro Football Network: Kingsley Suamataia, T, BYU

No. 25 overall may be a little early for BYU tackle Kingsley Suamataia. However, it's easy to see how he can help the Packers. Suamataia has experience at both tackle positions and could move inside at the NFL level. Green Bay needs depth at tackle, and if the team believes he can play at guard, Suamataia would be an excellent pick.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

There's no way we could finish the mock draft roundup without one Cooper DeJean selection, right? It's actually surprising we found three other mocks without DeJean going to the Packers in the first round. If you've followed along with our mock draft roundups, you'll understand why DeJean makes so much sense for Green Bay. He is one of the top defensive backs in the class, can play anywhere in the secondary, and would start immediately in Jeff Hafley's defense.

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