Green Bay Packers mock draft 2024: Strengthening team after NFL free agency

Green Bay Packers mock draft 2024
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The Green Bay Packers were very active in NFL free agency, upgrading at one position and addressing one of their most glaring needs. It creates new possibilities in our Packers mock draft 2024 as we look ahead to the 2024 NFL Draft.

Before diving into our latest Packers mock draft 2024, here’s everything you need to know regarding the team’s draft capital and needs before April.

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Green Bay Packers draft picks 2024

Here are the Green Bay Packers draft picks ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft

  • 1st Round, 25th overall
  • 2nd Round, 41st overall
  • 2nd Round, 58th overall
  • 3rd Round, 88th overall
  • 3rd Round, 91st overall
  • 4th Round, 126th overall
  • 5th Round, 169th overall
  • 6th Round, 202nd overall
  • 6th Round, 219th overall
  • 7th Round, 245th overall
  • 7th Round, 255th overall

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Green Bay Packers team needs 2024

Here are the Packers team needs entering the 2024 NFL offseason.

  • Offensive Tackle
  • Offensive Guard
  • Off-Ball Linebacker
  • Cornerback
  • Edge Rusher
  • Running Back

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2024 Green Bay Packers mock draft: Building in the trenches

First Round, 25th overall: Graham Barton, OL, Duke Blue Devils

One thing NFL free agency made very clear is that the prices for offensive lineman are skyrocketing. Green Bay is excellent at identifying offensive line prospects and developing them into starters. However, a lot more depth is needed across the line, and there will be even more starting spots avaialble in the years to come.

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There’s plenty of debate over what position Duke Blue Devils offensive lineman Graham Barton is best suited to play at the next level. One thing no one questions is that he’s a first-round talent. Barton could develop into a Pro Bowl center, or he could become a high-end guard. Most importantly to Green Bay, he’s placed left tackle and that is a trait this front office loves. Barton could play an Elgton Jenkins-like role for the Packers.

2nd Round, 41st overall: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU Cougars

If Kinsley Suamataia is playing for the Packers right away, they are dealing with significant problems on the offensive line. While it might seem like a reach to use back-to-back picks in the 2024 NFL Draft on offensive lineman, especially one that’s a project, there’s massive long-term upside here.

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Standing at 6-foot-5, Suamataia is an excellent athlete for his position. He already possesses the strength you want from an offensive tackle and the arm length, lateral movement and hands reflect what you’d want to find in a prototype offensive line prospect. Suamataia’s technique will needs lots of work, but the Green Bay Packers coaching staff is perfectly equipped to develop him into a high-end starter.

2nd Round, 58th overall: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M Aggies

Off-ball linebacker becomes even more important for Green Bay with the move to a new defensive scheme. There’s a lot of optimisim that defensive coordinator Jeff Hafly and linebackers coach Anthony Campanile will maximize Quay Walker. With that said, there’s still a glaring need at off-ball linebacker next to Walker.

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Green Bay already scheduled a pre-draft visit with Edgerrin Cooper. Viewed as one of the top linebackers in the 2024 NFL Draft, Cooper’s 9.34 Relative Athletic Score immediately checks a box for the Packers’ front office. The 6-foot-3 linebacker loves attacking downfield, offering the versatility to be used as a blitzer while also showcasing the athleticism, football IQ and fluidity to hold up in man coverage. A Cooper-Walker tandem could help solidify a top-10 defense for years to come.

3rd Round, 88th overall: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Cornerback isn’t necesasrily one of the biggest Packers draft needs in 2024, but depth at the position would prove beneficial. Max Melton, the brother of Green bay wide receiver Bo Melton, met with the Packers at the NFL Combine and could be a nice addition to their defensive backs room.

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Melton is a lot more than just his outstanding 9.57 Relative Athletic Score. He offers the flexibility to play inside or on the perimeter and his ball skills are among the best among cornerbacks you’ll find on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. He could be a rotational play for the Packers as a rookie then challenge for a starting spot in Green Bay’s secondary come 2025.

3rd Round, 91st overall: Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia Bulldogs

Going back to the Packers offensive line, center hasn’t exactly been a position of strength in recent years. Among starting centers last season, Myers ranked 17th in PFF’s Pass Blocking Efficiency (97.6) and was graded below-average as both a run blocker and in pass protection.

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Sedrick Van Pran can immediately challenge Myers for the starting job. He was phenomenal in the SEC, earning first-team All-SEC honors in consecutive seasons and he was named the best offensive lineman in the SEC. Van Pran was a captain at Georgia and is also well-regarded for his intelligence. Even if he doesn’t win the starting job immediately, he would be the long-term replacement to Myers.

Green Bay Packers 7-round mock draft 2024

Here is our full Packers 7-round mock draft.

  • 1st Round, 25th overall: Graham Barton, OL, Duke Blue Devils
  • 2nd Round, 41st overall: Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU Cougars
  • 2nd Round, 58th overall: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M Aggies
  • 3rd Round, 88th overall: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  • 3rd Round, 91st overall: Sedrick Van Pran, C, Georgia Bulldogs
  • 4th Round, 126th overall: Will Shipley, RB, Clemson Tigers
  • 5th Round, 169th overall: Malik Mustapha, S, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • 6th Round, 202nd overall: Julian Pearl, OT, Illinois Fighting Illini
  • 6th Round, 219th overall: Khalid Duke, EDGE, Kansas State Wildcats
  • 7th Round, 245th overall: Dallas Grant, LB, Toledo Rockets
  • 7th Round, 255th overall: Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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