Round 2 (48): Brian Thomas Jr., WR, LSU
Despite investing plenty of draft capital at the wide receiver position, the Packers could consider adding another pass-catcher in the early rounds in 2024. None of the receivers on the roster have shown enough evidence they can become a true WR1.
Christian Watson is a big-play threat who can change a game in an instant, but he might not be a WR1. Romeo Doubs is a reliable possession receiver, but a WR1?
That's where LSU's Brian Thomas Jr. could come in. While all of the attention understandably goes to teammate Malik Nabers, who is projected to be an early first-round pick, Thomas is also having an outstanding season, making 45 catches for 768 yards and 11 touchdowns in only nine games.
Thomas is 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, with outstanding athleticism, physicality, and speed. He checks all the boxes for the Packers.
"Thomas is another streamlined size-speed freak with rare accelerative capacity and movement freedom at his size. He can attack DBs at stems with this athletic freedom, and his ball-tracking ability is an effusive plus in the red zone," writes Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network.
It's surprising to see Thomas falling so far in mock drafts. He could be a Day 2 steal for the Packers and potentially their future WR1.