Packers should target one of Jeff Hafley's Boston College stars after NFL Combine

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When the Green Bay Packers hired Rich Bisaccia, he didn't come alone. Bisaccia identified players he wanted to bring with him to Green Bay, including Keisean Nixon and Dallin Leavitt.

New defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley should do the same with one of Boston College's top prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Packers own four picks on Day 2 of the draft, and they should consider using one to select Boston College guard Christian Mahogany. While Mahogany doesn't play on defense, Hafley is fully aware of how talented he is, having been his head coach for the past four seasons.

Mahogany is a dominant run blocker but also an underrated pass protector. According to Pro Football Focus, he played 422 pass block snaps in 2023, allowing zero sacks or quarterback hits.

Green Bay has an opening at right guard, which is where Mahogany played at Boston College. The 23-year-old turned heads at the NFL Combine and could immediately compete for a starting job in Matt LaFleur's offense.

Christian Mahogany could rise up Packers draft board after NFL Combine

We knew Mahogany was a talented player, but could he deliver at the NFL Combine? The answer was yes.

Mahogany put up good numbers across the board. He performed well in the broad jump and ran a 5.13-second 40-yard dash (1.74-second 10-yard split). It earned him an outstanding Relative Athletic Score of 9.58 out of 10.

Mahogany's draft stock has been rising all offseason. He was one of the standout performers during the Shrine Bowl practices, and he has backed it up with his numbers at the NFL Combine.

Another part of the pre-draft process is to get to know the person and how they would fit in the locker room. Hafley coached Mahogany at Boston College and, much like when Bisaccia arrived in Green Bay, he could help Brian Gutekunst make a decision.

The Packers have found success drafting offensive linemen in the mid-to-late rounds. Starting tackles Zach Tom and Rasheed Walker were fourth- and seventh-round selections, respectively. David Bakhtiari and Jon Runyan Jr. were also Day 3 picks.

With a glaring need at right guard, the Packers will likely turn to the draft for offensive line talent once again.

It won't be surprising if Mahogany is one of Green Bay's picks on Day 2 or 3.

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