4. Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
I know, I know, another first-round cornerback for the Packers? Over the past decade, Green Bay has drafted Eric Stokes, Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson, Kevin King, Damarious Randall, and Quinten Rollins in the opening two rounds.
However, trading Rasul Douglas moves cornerback up the offseason to-do list.
Alexander is the Packers' CB1, but there is uncertainty beyond that. Stokes had a promising rookie season but struggled in year two before getting hurt. Since then, he has been unable to stay healthy. Rookie Carrington Valentine impressed over the summer, but he is a seventh-round draft choice and is no guarantee to become a consistent starter.
Cornerback is a premium position, and Green Bay could make the most of an early first-round pick to land a potential star. Alabama's Kool-Aid McKinstry has CB1 potential. Playing alongside Alexander would give Green Bay an excellent starting duo.
McKinstry has 20 pass defenses in his past 21 games at Alabama.
"McKinstry has been destined for stardom since high school. He possesses the height, length, and athleticism to be a high-level cornerback at the NFL level," writes Dalton Miller of Pro Football Network.
Packers fans would probably prefer an offensive player in the first round, but the reality is that cornerback has become a need for this defense. McKinstry has Pro Bowl potential and could fill the void in the Packers' secondary after trading Douglas.