The Green Bay Packers far exceeded expectations in 2023, making the playoffs with the youngest team in the NFL and experiencing the emergence of quarterback Jordan Love. It’s now time to look ahead to the future, with a 2024 Packers mock draft.
One of the reasons Green Bay has one of the brightest futures in the NFL is because they nailed their 2023 NFL Draft class. It bodes well for the front office’s ability to evaluate talent, which should have fans excited ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.
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Here are the Green Bay Packers draft picks ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft
- 1st Round, 25th overall
- 2nd Round, 41st overall:
- 2nd Round, 57th overall:
- 3rd Round, 88th overall:
- 3rd Round, 92nd overall:
- 4th Round, 125th overall:
- 5th Round, 135th overall
- 6th Round, 203rd overall
- 6th Round, 217th overall
- 6th Round, 219th overall
- 7th Round, 246th overall
Green Bay Packers team needs 2024
Here are the Packers team needs entering the 2024 NFL offseason.
- Defensive Line
- Offensive Tackle
- Running Back
Green Bay Packers mock draft
1st Round, 25th overall: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia Bulldogs
The Green Bay Packers are better than just about any NFL team at drafting and developing offensive linemen. Zach Tom is the latest success story as the former fourth-round pick has locked down the right tackle job for years to come. However, left tackle will be a glaring need in 2024.
While left tackle David Bakthari is capable of playing at an All-Pro level, he can’t stay healthy. Carrying a $40 million cap hit in 2024, the only reasonable thing for the Packers to do is cut him. Once that’s done, the Packers create an opening at left tackle and free up $21 million in cap space.
That’s where Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Amarius Mims comes into the picture. He’s still a bit raw as a tackle, but the ceiling his sky-high. Standing at 6-foot-7, Mims offers the prototypical length and athleticism you want for a blue-chip left tackle. He’s also shown plenty of improvement at Georgia, which bodes well for his development. While there would be some rough moments for Mims as a rookie, Green Bay is the perfect place for him to learn and he could be the next Pro Bowl left tackle on the Packers’ offensive line.
2nd Round, 41st overall: Calen Bullock, S, USC Trojans
It’s been years since Green Bay had a centerfielder in the secondary. While the Packers have made things work with sufficient cornerback play and a steady pass rush, there’s no doubt this unit is missing a playmaker who can roam around downfield and flies to the football.
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USC Trojans safety Calen Bullock would fill that void. He offers outstanding size at 6-foot-3 and while he provides plenty of length, Bullock is also recognized as an outstanding athlete. The speed he brings allows him to close on the football quickly, covering ground in seconds and using his wingspan to make plays on the ball. It also enables him to turn his hips and run with receivers and tight ends in man coverage.
While Bullock’s primary contribution would come in pass coverage, he’s not afraid of bringing that same aggressiveness downhill to attack the ball-carrier. The combination of his instincts and speed allow him to diagnose the play quickly and cover ground faster than most. He will miss some tackles, but Bullock remains one of the best safeties in the 2024 NFL Draft class.
2nd Round, 57th overall: Kris Jenkins, iDL, Michigan Wolverines
Green Bay has had one of the worst run defenses in the NFL for years, it’s a tradition unlike any other, With each passing season, it becomes more apparent that further additions are needed and the interior defensive line is one position to address.
- Green Bay Packers run defense 2023: 128.3 rushing yards per game allowed (28th), 4.4 yards per carry average (22nd), 15 rushing touchdowns allowed (19th), 31% run-stop win rate (17th)
Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle Kris Jenkings is part of the solution. This apst season for the defending national champions, Jenkins posted the 10th-highest run-stop rate (12.6 percent) among defensive tackles with 100-plus snaps played.
While Jenkins is a bit of a work in progress as an interior pass rusher, what Green Bay needs in 2024 is run-stuffing defensive tackles. Jenkins has the power to eat up blocks, opening up things for linebackers, and he’s demonstrated the ability to get penetration into the backfield and stop the ball-carrier for a minimal gain. Add him to the defensive front and Green Bay’s run defense will improve.
3rd Round, 88th overall: Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State Seminoles
Cornerback used to be a strength in Green Bay. Then, Rasul Douglas was traded away, Eric Stokes struggled staying on the field and Jaire Alexander raised doubts about his future. While there’s still plenty of upside in this group and some emerging young talent, it would still be wise to keep improving the secondary.
- Green Bay Packers pass defense 2023: 94.7 QB rating allowed, 206.8 passing yards per game (9th), 4% pass TD rate (18th), 7.3 yards per attempt allowed (23rd)
Florida State Seminoles defensive back Jarrian Jones 6-foot-1, 192 pounds) falls within Green Bay’s thresholds for drafting a cornerback. A four-star recruit out of Mississippi, Jones showed plenty of NFL-caliber skills throughout his collegiate career. In 2023, he held opponents to a 45.8 percent reception rate on 24 targets, per Pro Football Focus, holding opponents to 114 receiving yards and a 42.7 NFL QB rating when they threw his way. While he’ll need technical refinement and some coaching to draw fewer penalties, Jones could be a No. 2 corner for the Packers.
3rd Round, 92nd overall: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State Seminoles
Green Bay’s fans and layers love running back Aaron Jones and his phenomenal stretch at the end of the season reminded everyone of what he’s capable of. However, the Packers’ front office wants to spend it wisely and the ability to create $11.858 million in cap space by designating Jones as a post-June 1 cut.
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All-ACC running back Trey Benson can be the new leading man in the Packers’ rushing attack next season. The 6-foot-1 running back packs plenty of punch when he lowers his shoulders at 220 poiunds. He’s also effective at making defenders miss, forcing 45 missed tackles last season and 79 in 2022. Combine that with his skills as a pass-catcher out of the backfield and you’ll have a new cost-effificient RB1 who could eclipse 1,100 scrimmage yards as a rookie.
Green Bay Packers 7-round mock draft
Here is our full 7-round Packers mock draft.
- 1st Round, 25th overall: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia Bulldogs
- 2nd Round, 41st overall: Calen Bullock, S, USC Trojans
- 2nd Round, 57th overall: Kris Jenkins, iDL, Michigan Wolverines
- 3rd Round, 88th overall: Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State Seminoles
- 3rd Round, 92nd overall: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State Seminoles
- 4th Round, 125th overall: Javon Foster, OT, Missouri Tigers
- 5th Round, 135th overall: JD Bertrand, LB, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- 6th Round, 203rd overall: Isaiah Williams, WR, Illinois Fighting Illini
- 6th Round, 217th overall: Jaylan Ford, LB, Texas Longhorns
- 6th Round, 219th overall: Andrew Raym, C, Oklahoma Sooners
- 7th Round, 246th overall: Zion Nelson, OT, Miami Hurricanes