Best players available on Day 2 at Packers’ need positions

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The Green Bay Packers addressed a major need in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft by taking Georgia cornerback Eric Stokes, who gives the roster a potential long-term starter opposite Jaire Alexander.

With a high pick invested at cornerback, the Packers can turn their attention to other potential need positions on Day 2. The team holds picks No. 62 and No. 92.

Here’s a look at the best available players at the team’s need positions entering Friday:

Offensive line

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OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State OT Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State: Left tackle experience, elite athleticism and positional versatility. OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas C Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma: Super athletic and experienced center with Day 1 starting potential. OL Landon Dickerson, Alabama OL Quinn Meirenz, Wisconsin-Whitewater OT Walker Little, Stanford OT Brady Christensen, BYU: He fits everything the Packers usually look for in offensive tackles. OT Spencer Brown, UNI OL Jackson Carman, Clemson C Drew Dalman, Stanford: Corey Linsley clone. C Josh Myers, Ohio State OL Wyatt Davis, Ohio State OL Kendrick Green, Illinois OT Stone Forsythe, Florida OL Robert Hainsey, Notre Dame

Defensive line

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Christian Barmore, Alabama: One of the most talented players on the board entering Day 2. Levi Onwuzurike, Washington Alim McNeil, NC State: There are shades of Kenny Clark to his profile. Daviyon Nixon, Iowa Milton Williams, La Tech Tommy Togiai, Ohio State Jay Tufele, USC Bobby Brown, Texas A&M Osa Odighizuwa, UCLA: Plus run defender who wins with strength and leverage. Tyler Shelvin, LSU Marvin Wilson, Florida State

Wide receiver

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Elijah Moore, Ole Miss: Such an amazing fit as the slot/gadget weapon. Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU Rondale Moore, Purdue Dyami Brown, UNC Nico Collins, Michigan: Big and fast, the prototypical Packers pick at receiver. D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan Josh Palmer, Tennessee Cade Johnson, South Dakota State Jaelon Darden, North Texas Amon-Ra St. Brown, USC: The younger brother of Equanimeous. Amari Rodgers, Clemson Anthony Schwartz, Auburn Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State Simi Fehoko, Stanford Ihmir-Smith Marsette, Iowa: Could be a fun vertical receiver and gadget weapon.

Inside linebacker

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Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame: Not a traditional linebacker, but he's an ideal defensive weapon for today's game. Nick Bolton, Missouri Jabril Cox, LSU: Dominated in the passing game at every level he played. Pete Werner, Ohio State Baron Browning, Ohio State Dylan Moses, Alabama Derrick Barnes, Purdue: Tons of experience in the Big Ten and could be an asset as a blitzer or subpackage rusher. Cameron McGrone, Michigan K.J. Britt, Auburn

Other top players available

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S Trevon Moehrig, TCU OLB Azeez Ojulari, Georgia CB Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State DB Elijah Molden, Washington OLB Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest S Jevon Holland, Oregon OLB Joseph Ossai, Texas CB Ifeatu Melifonwu, Syracuse CB Tyson Campbell, Georgia S Richie Grant, UCF S Jamar Johnson, Indiana RB Javonte Williams, UNC S Andre Cisco, Syracuse