Packers trade for No. 1 pick in way-too-early 2024 mock draft

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Round 2 (37): Amarius Mims, T, Georgia

If the Packers draft a quarterback, they will almost certainly need to add an offensive tackle with their next pick. Having traded away two more first-round selections, the opportunity to strengthen the offensive line could come with the No. 37 pick in Round 2.

This season could be David Bakhtiari's last in Green Bay. Bakhtiari will be entering his age-33 season in 2024, and he has missed a lot of time due to injury over the past couple of years. According to Over The Cap, Bakhtiari's cap hit in 2024 is $40.58 million, but the Packers would save $21.5 million by moving on next offseason.

Without Bakhtiari, the Packers' No. 1 need would become tackle. Yosh Nijman is a free agent in 2024, and it's unclear whether Zach Tom's best long-term position with the Packers is tackle, guard, or center.

In the second round, Green Bay selects Georgia tackle Amarius Mims, who is 6-foot-7, 330 pounds, with the potential to become a dominant starter in the NFL. The Packers love drafting players from Georgia.

Of course, we hope Jordan Love has an amazing first season as the Packers' starter. But if he struggles and the Packers look for a new quarterback, moving up for Caleb Williams and then drafting Amarius Mims would be a great way to address two positions of need.

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