NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Stars are aligning for Packers to hit another home run

Green Bay Packers, Troy Fautanu
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As many as five quarterbacks could be selected before the Green Bay Packers hit the clock in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. That's great news. The Packers would effectively have a top-20 pick if we remove the quarterbacks.

Green Bay has the opportunity to address positions of need in free agency, easing the pressure in the draft.

General manager Brian Gutekunst could then use five top-100 picks in any way he pleases. He may choose to stay in the current positions and select the best players on the board, but he could also trade up, down, or use picks to land veteran players.

At No. 25, the Packers have the opportunity to hit another draft-day home run and land a difference-maker on either side of the ball.

Packers mock draft roundup: Dream first-round pick at No. 25

Charles Davis, Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington

It's never a bad time to strengthen the offensive line. Whether Troy Fautanu plays tackle or guard, he can become a Pro Bowler in the NFL. Fautanu delivered at the NFL Combine, earning a Relative Athletic Score of 9.45 out of 10. He could be a top-15 pick, but with several quarterbacks likely going early along with the depth of the tackle class, Fautanu falling to No. 25 is possible.

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

Tyler Nubin in the first round could be a little early, but the benefit of this mock draft is the Packers trade down to get him. Green Bay moves to No. 28, lands an additional fourth-round choice, and still ends up with the best safety in the class. That works.

Jordan Reid, ESPN: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Iowa's Cooper DeJean is the top choice for the Packers in mock drafts this offseason. DeJean didn't participate in the NFL Combine drills while recovering from injury, but that could help Green Bay.

DeJean may have increased his chances of going inside the top 15 with a strong performance in Indianapolis, but not participating may help the Packers on draft day. His ability to play across the secondary would make him a game-changer in Jeff Hafley's defense.

Gordon McGuinness, Pro Football Focus: Jordan Morgan, T, Arizona

Another possible offensive line target is Arizona's Jordan Morgan. Can he stay at left tackle, or is a move to guard in his future? That remains to be seen, but Morgan is a talented player who could immediately compete for a starting job along the Packers' offensive line.

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