2. Drake Maye, North Carolina
The Packers would likely need a top-three draft pick for the next two quarterbacks. If the offensive issues don't improve, it's entirely possible. If not, general manager Brian Gutekunst would need to make another trade-up for a first-round quarterback.
North Carolina's Drake Maye is worth it.
For a while, USC's Caleb Williams was considered a lock to go first overall. Maye is forcing everyone to rethink that evaluation. Despite losing some of the talent around him in the offseason, including leading receiver Josh Downs, whom the Indianapolis Colts drafted in the third round, Maye is having another fantastic season.
He has thrown for 2,249 yards, 14 touchdowns, and five interceptions while adding another five touchdowns on the ground.
"Maye has all of the qualities of a franchise QB. He's on track to earn top-five capital in the 2024 NFL Draft, and the toughest question might be whether he or Williams goes No. 1 overall," writes Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network.
The Packers likely won't end up with the No. 1 overall pick, but drafting Maye would be an easy choice if their free fall continues and they land inside the top three. That is, of course, unless the next quarterback is available...