NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Packers' top priority begins to emerge

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Free agency altered the Green Bay Packers' draft plans.

Safety is no longer the urgent need it once was. The Packers should address the position again at some point in the draft, but the two best players are likely off their board. It's doubtful the Packers will spend the 25th overall pick at safety.

Green Bay also needs a linebacker, but is there a first-round talent in this class? Would Brian Gutekunst consider drafting another off-ball linebacker on Day 1? He prefers addressing premium positions early.

After losing David Bakhtiari, Jon Runyan, and Yosh Nijman and signing no free agents along the offensive line, the Packers have work to do. They will likely add multiple linemen in April, and potentially one in the first round.

Several mock drafts have pivoted in that direction.

Packers mock draft roundup: Offensive line is a priority in Round 1

Chad Reuter, Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington

If this scenario plays out, hand Gutekunst a contract extension immediately. Chad Reuter of has Green Bay trading down and still landing a dream first-round target. Washington's Troy Fautanu could be a Day 1 starter at tackle or guard in Green Bay, wherever Matt LaFleur believed he best fit in the lineup.

Fautanu improved his draft stock with an outstanding NFL Combine performance. Many view him as a guard at the next level, but he can do everything. He could become a Pro Bowler in Green Bay.

Marcus Mosher, The 33rd Team: Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Duke's Graham Barton would offer similar positional versatility. He played left tackle in college but will likely shift inside to guard or center in the NFL. Barton could help the Packers in so many ways. In Day 1, he could replace Jon Runyan Jr. as the starting right guard, but his ability to play tackle also helps fix the team's concerning lack of depth.

Barton might not be the most exciting pick for the fans, but it's the type of move that helps win Super Bowls.

Charles McDonald and Nate Tice, Yahoo Sports: Tyler Guyton, T, Oklahoma

The Packers could take a tackle in Round 1, even with the starting positions presumably set with Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom. However, Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton doesn't meet the team's strict offensive line size thresholds, and his lack of positional versatility could hurt his chances of landing in Green Bay. Guyton played most of his snaps at right tackle in college.

Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Has there been a mock draft roundup without at least one Cooper DeJean pick? But it's understandable. The Packers entered the offseason with one All-Pro in the secondary: Jaire Alexander. They added Xavier McKinney in free agency, who also has All-Pro potential.

DeJean would give them another future star. Where is his best position: Outside corner, slot corner, or safety? The answer is yes.

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