Packers fans should want this Day 2 cornerback target after 2024 NFL Combine

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Bo Melton was one of the Green Bay Packers' standout performers late in the season. He could be joined in Green Bay by his brother, Max, in the 2024 NFL Draft.

According to Sports Illustrated's Bill Huber, Max spent New Year's Eve celebrating a Packers victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Bo Melton had just scored his first NFL touchdown in the Week 17 win at Minnesota. Fast forward nine months, and they could be wearing green and gold together.

Green Bay needs to upgrade the cornerback room this offseason, and it's a position GM Brian Gutekunst could focus on in the early rounds. The Packers must strengthen its depth on the outside and find a new starter in the slot.

Starting slot corner Keisean Nixon is a free agent, and he struggled for consistency in the middle of the defense.

On the outside, Jaire Alexander is an All-Pro but missed time with back and shoulder injuries this year. Former first-round pick Eric Stokes has barely played since suffering a significant injury midway through the 2022 season.

After the NFL Scouting Combine, several early-round cornerback targets are effectively off the table for the Packers.

But not Max Melton. He should be rising on Green Bay's draft board.

Potential Packers target Max Melton turns heads at the NFL Scouting Combine

Gutekunst stressed the importance of versatility in the secondary, and Melton would provide that. He can play outside corner and in the slot and contributes on special teams.

Melton's draft stock is soaring, and he should be on the Packers' radar after the NFL Scouting Combine.

Melton was already receiving Day 2 consideration after an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl, which the Packers pay attention to. He took it to another level by putting on a show at the NFL Combine.

According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Melton had the third-best athleticism score among cornerbacks. Melton ran an unofficial 4.39-second 40-yard dash and earned a Relative Athletic Score of 9.65 out of 10.

Melton can make an immediate difference in Green Bay. In his final three seasons at Rutgers, he defended 21 passes and intercepted eight, returning one for a touchdown.

Whether he plays outside, in the slot, or a combination of the two, Melton can help the Packers' secondary improve.

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