7 first-round targets that would make Packers Super Bowl contenders

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The Green Bay Packers are building a strong contender in the NFC North, and even though they finished in second place behind the Detroit Lions this past season, they might only be a couple of key pieces away from being Super Bowl contenders next year.

Even picking late in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, there are a handful of first-round targets that could boost the Packers' Super Bowl chances next year.

This is a deep draft class at a variety of position groups, especially at some positions of need for the Packers. Funny how that works, isn't it?

Looking at this crop of prospects, which players could legitimately boost the Packers' title hopes in 2024? Let's look at a handful.

1. Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

One area of the roster the Green Bay Packers and GM Brian Gutekunst must address this offseason is the cornerback position. The Packers had to make it work for a good portion of the 2023 season thanks to Eric Stokes not being able to stay healthy, and the team maximizing value on Rasul Douglas by trading him away to the Buffalo Bills.

With Stokes's future up in the air, and frankly the future of Jaire Alexander up in the air as well, the Packers could look to the cornerback position in round one once again this offseason.

Quinyon Mitchell is a major difference-maker at that position who might cost the Packers a bit in a trade up the NFL Draft board. He's currently slotted anywhere between the 10th-20th picks depending on who you ask, and the reasoning is simple: Very few defensive backs in the 2024 NFL Draft class got their hands on the ball as much as this guy.

At 6-foot-1, 199 pounds, Mitchell was a back-to-back All-American with 52 passes defended, with most of his production coming over the last two seasons (6 INT, 37 PD).