Packers 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Post-free agency edition

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Round 4 (126): Zak Zinter, G, Michigan

The Packers have done their homework on Michigan guard Zak Zinter, including hosting him for a Top 30 pre-draft visit. Although Zinter is recovering from a season-ending injury that prevented him from testing at the NFL Combine, it's clear from watching him play that he can become an excellent NFL starter. He played right guard in college, which is where he best fits in Green Bay as a potential replacement for Jon Runyan Jr.

Zinter, a unanimous All-American in 2023 and a two-time first-team All-Big Ten, would compete with Sean Rhyan for the right guard job right away and could become a longtime starter along the offensive line.

Round 5 (169): Khristian Boyd, DL, Northern Iowa

Another prospect the Packers have met with is Northern Iowa defensive lineman Khristian Boyd. Green Bay found a Day 3 steal by drafting Karl Brooks in the sixth round last year, and Boyd could make a similar impact. Trevor Sikkema of Pro Football Focus named Boyd one of the sleepers of the draft, noting that he was "one of the most notable combine snubs after a standout week at practice at the Shrine Bowl."

"He was constantly winning with both speed and power during Shrine Bowl week against some pretty good offensive lineman," Sikkema wrote.

Green Bay would improve its depth along the defensive line with Boyd, who would add more interior pass rush up front.