NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Packers' top priority in first round emerges

Amarius Mims
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The Green Bay Packers need to draft at least one offensive tackle, and likely more. Following the departure of David Bakhtiari and Yosh Nijman, the Packers have zero depth behind starters Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom.

Things could get even more interesting with Tom. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky on the Wilde & Tausch show, the Packers believe Tom is a "potential Hall of Fame center." If Tom's long-term future isn't at right tackle, Green Bay's need for reinforcements becomes even greater.

Fortunately, the Packers can get the talent they need in the 2024 NFL Draft, potentially as early as Round 1.

"Need an OT or WR? This is your draft," writes NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

The Packers have 11 picks to get the offensive line help they need, either by staying in their current positions or trading. They could also have options at No. 25 overall.

Packers mock draft roundup: Offensive tackle in Round 1 is most popular choice

ESPN, Mel Kiper Jr.: Amarius Mims, T, Georgia

Burning a first-round pick on a tackle who likely won't move inside seemed rich before Demovsky's report on Zach Tom. Now, it makes all the sense in the world. Amarius Mims could play either tackle position but lined up at right tackle for Georgia. If Tom moves to center, Mims could become a quality starter at right tackle in Green Bay.

While he doesn't meet the Packers' size thresholds for offensive tackles and only had eight career starts in college, it's hard to ignore his Pro Bowl potential. Mims has an elite Relative Athletic Score of 9.59 and could be Green Bay's future right tackle., Gennaro Filice: Tyler Guyton, T, Oklahoma

It's a similar story for Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton. At 6-foot-8, 322 pounds, Guyton is taller than tackles the Packers usually draft. However, he could eventually start at either tackle spot and has an RAS of 9.73. It won't be a surprise if the Packers select Guyton at No. 25 overall.

CBS Sports, Josh Edwards: Kingsley Suamataia, T, BYU

Going with BYU tackle Kingsley Suamataia in the first round would come with some risk, but it's the kind of move the Packers make. They don't care about consensus boards or taking a prospect who needs time to develop.

Suamataia checks a lot of boxes for the Packers. He is 6-foot-5 and 326 pounds with an RAS of 9.40, and he has the potential to become a quality starter at left or right tackle or even guard in the NFL.

The 33rd Team, Diante Lee: Jordan Morgan, T, Arizona

While Jordan Morgan played left tackle in college, many believe he will move inside in the NFL. Switching from left tackle to right guard may require patience, but Morgan has the talent and potential to become a quality starter there. His ability to play multiple positions would make him a valuable draft pick.

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