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As a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, this one has me up in my FEELS! I’ve been scouring players and best fits for this team since the end of the season. With free agency picked over, I have a pretty good feel of how GM Brian Gutekunst will navigate the 2024 NFL Draft. 

Gaining some extra capital through both the Aaron Rodgers and Rasul Douglas trades affords Green Bay five picks in the top 100 and a real chance to make a splash. Take a peek at how my draft played out!

Green Bay Packers 2024 Mock Draft

1-25: Graham Barton, OL, Duke

The Packers have had some fantastic grabs for the O-line in the past and this one just screams Green Bay! Barton is a beast who can play up and down the line to fill whichever need they are facing. He is a smart mind and athletic body with some OOMPH who has the tackle experience to fit right in. I’d be shocked if he was passed on at pick 25. Especially considering the recent departure of both David Bakhtiari and Jon Runyan Jr.

2-41(via New York Jets): Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Look, if DeJean were still hanging on by pick 41, I would expect the Packers to make a pass at him. His athleticism and versatility in the secondary is quite remarkable. Green Bay does need to improve their safety room, and depth at the corner is always good (especially with former injuries to Alexander and Stokes), but that’s where the Hawkeye comes in. Per PFF, DeJean played the following snaps in his career:

  • 630 at outside corner
  • 28 close to LOS
  • 23 in the slot
  • 23 as box safety
  • 1 as deep safety
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It may take some weird juju for the defensive back to fall here, but don’t act like any Packers couch GM wouldn’t pounce!

2-58: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

I know, I know. I have had an offensive lineman two picks before, but to keep the Jordan Love train chugging along, this line needs to stay stout and deep. Paul has the size and speed to capitalize. The Packers met with the standout tackle at the Senior Bowl and I would not be surprised if we snag him late in round two should he be around.

3-88: Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

Cheeseheads have been clamoring for a true inside linebacker to aid in our run defense and he could answer the call! In 26 starts he recorded 13 pass breakups, 4 picks, 2 pick sixes, 13 sacks, and 30 tackles for loss. A major steal by late round three.

3-91 (via Buffalo): Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee

Despite the emotional funeral for the loss of Aaron Jones, Green Bay did improve at the position from both a production and age standpoint (Josh Jacobs). AJ Dillon will remain in green and gold as well, but this would be the perfect time to draft and develop a Tasmanian devil-like Wright. The explosive and elusive back would be a perfect complement to both Jacobs and Dillon. 

4-126: Khristian Boyd, DL, Northern Iowa

The D-lineman looked strong at the East-West Shrine Bowl in January and would be a contributor as a pass-rusher. His powerful hands don’t hurt and he boasted a 16% pass rush win rate in 2023.

5-169: Jalyx Hunt, EDGE, Houston Baptist

The draw for me here is the fact that Hunt transitioned from a safety to an outside back. He is speedy and raw and, with a little development, could be another reliable piece for the pass-rush.

6-202: Kamal Hadden, CB, Tennessee

Hadden checks many boxes as far as cornerbacks go: extremely low yards per target, ranks first in passer rating allowed (!!), and he is a physical playmaker. Based on comments from new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, he wants those physical, pressing guys. Hadden would fit the bill.

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6-219: Frank Gore Jr., RB, Southern Miss

This one is not super likely to happen, but there’s a small chance GB could grab him as a special teamer or as a gadget pass-catcher. His size is certainly not there, but he does have some qualities to compensate for a later-round gamble: great balance, shifty, and unique for fun play calls.

7-245: Tahj Washington, WR, USC

The wideout from USC is touted for toughness,  durability, and route running. He does have an impressive track record of being fearless as a blocker in the run game. As a final-round weapon for Love, it could be a fun guy for LaFleur to develop. 

7-255: Michael Barrett, LB, Michigan

Between Barrett’s history as a team leader for a National Champion-winning team and his above-average size, Gute may swipe him as a draft bookend. His affinity for man coverage could bode well in Hafley’s scheme.

 

 

After a few iterations, this one seemed pretty realistic. We will have to tune in to the NFL Draft on April 25th to find out! Shout out your drafts to us @DraftCountdown on X!

 

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