In four of the Green Bay Packers' past nine drafts, they have selected a cornerback with their top pick. They doubled down at corner in the opening two rounds twice.
The results? Up and down. Jaire Alexander became an All-Pro in Green Bay, but Damarious Randall didn't complete his rookie contract. The Packers still don't know what they have in Eric Stokes. Kevin King was a solid starter, but Quinten Rollins was released after three seasons.
Cornerback is again near the top of the Packers' list of offseason needs. They need to bolster their depth on the outside behind Alexander and Carrington Valentine, and finding a starter in the slot should be a priority.
It won't be surprising if the Packers select a cornerback with the No. 25 overall pick.
Packers mock draft roundup: Another first-round cornerback?
Matt Miller, ESPN: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa
Safety, slot corner, and outside corner are all offseason needs. Iowa's Cooper DeJean can play each of those roles. It wouldn't matter where the Packers believe he best fits. They may view him as a starting safety or their long-term option in the slot. But he can do it all, offering flexibility the Packers desperately need.
Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
The Packers need a cornerback and have a history of drafting Georgia Bulldogs in the first round. Kamari Lassiter also offers positional versatility, as he can play at outside corner or in the slot. With his physicality, athleticism, and ability to play multiple positions, Lassiter could boost the Packers' defense.
Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: Tyler Guyton, T, Oklahoma
While Green Bay could draft a tackle on Day 1, it seems unlikely it would be Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton. Cheesehead TV's Mark Oldacres wrote a great piece on the Packers' size and athletic thresholds. Under Brian Gutekunst, the Packers haven't drafted an offensive lineman taller than 6-foot-6 or more than 321 pounds. Guyton is 6-foot-7, 328 pounds.
Connor Livesay, The 33rd Team: Jordan Morgan, T, Arizona
There's a lot to love about Jordan Morgan's potential in the NFL. He can become an excellent starting tackle, but some teams may prefer him at guard. The Packers love that versatility. No matter where he lines up, Morgan would be a great choice.