10 dream draft targets for Packers to build dominant defense under Jeff Hafley

Which draft prospects could help Jeff Hafley's defense dominate?
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2. Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Toldeo's Quinyon Mitchell is one of the best cornerbacks in a deep class, and he has all but secured his spot as a first-round pick. The Packers love to draft players who perform well at the Senior Bowl. Paul Bretl of Packers Wire notes that Green Bay has selected 10 Senior Bowl participants in the past two years.

That puts Mitchell on their radar. According to NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah, Mitchell was among the "winners" during the Senior Bowl practices.

"If Mitchell had the goal of proving he was the best defensive player here, consider that mission accomplished," wrote Jeremiah. "Mitchell's speed, awareness and ball skills are off the charts."

Mitchell is a playmaker. In his final two seasons at Toledo, he had an unbelievable 37 pass defenses. In 2022, he made five interceptions. Mitchell would instantly compete for a starting job at outside corner in the Packers' defense.

1. Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Iowa's Cooper DeJean is a future star. The Packers need an outside corner, a slot corner, and help at safety—DeJean can do all of the above. His best role in the NFL is likely either in the slot or at safety, two areas the Packers must improve.

DeJean played 23 games in his final two seasons at Iowa, making seven interceptions (including three pick-sixes), 13 pass defenses, and 85 tackles. Whether the Packers view him as a cornerback, safety, or both, he can help the defense in a big way.

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