NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Packers take advantage of NFL Combine results

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The NFL Scouting Combine is well underway. Several top prospects may already be off the Green Bay Packers' board, but others have increased their draft stock this week.

Green Bay holds the No. 25 selection in the first round. The question is whether the Packers will select the best player, regardless of position, or if they will target an area of need like cornerback.

Safety likely won't be in play for the Packers in the first round. Miami's Kamren Kinchens was considered a Day 2 target, but after earning an unofficial Relative Athletic Score of just 2.11 out of 10, the Packers likely won't consider him in the early rounds.

But who could they target on the opening night of the 2024 NFL Draft?

Packers mock draft roundup: NFL Scouting Combine could have an impact

Sayre Bedinger, NFL Spin Zone: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

This would be a dream first-round selection for the Packers, and they could benefit from Cooper DeJean not testing at the combine. Other potential cornerback targets have improved their draft stock in Indianapolis, including Quinyon Mitchell and Max Melton, but DeJean not participating could have an impact.

DeJean falling to the 20s on the opening night would be just fine for the Packers, allowing them to draft a versatile defensive back who can play across the secondary.

Mel Kiper, ESPN: Jordan Morgan, T, Arizona

I love the Jordan Morgan pick. He has the potential to be a long-term starting left tackle in the NFL but could also move inside to guard—the Packers love that versatility. However, I disagree with Kiper's comment that Green Bay has a "glaring void" at tackle, with David Bakhtiari likely gone.

Rasheed Walker stepped up and proved he can take on the left tackle duties moving forward. The Packers do need to improve their depth, which is why taking a lineman who can play multiple spots makes sense.

Josh Edwards, CBS Sports: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Alabama's Kool-Aid McKinstry is a player to watch leading up to the draft. Some mocks have him going much higher, but he could be a top target for the Packers at No. 25. McKinstry didn't test at the combine, as he is recovering from a fractured foot. The numbers at his Pro Day will give us a better idea.

Owain Jones, Pro Football Network: Tyler Guyton, T, Oklahoma

This seems the most unlikely of the four mock drafts. The Packers rarely draft tackles at 6-foot-7, 328 pounds, especially as they already have their two starters at the position set. Green Bay will add talent at tackle this offseason but may target a player with the versatility to play inside. Guyton would be a surprising pick in the first round.

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