Green Bay Packers Draft Needs & Mock Draft for 2024

As a lead-up to the 2024 NFL draft, we’ve broken down the current depth chart of every NFL team and identified the biggest draft and team needs for the Green Bay Packers.

You can find additional team-by-team draft needs articles and other draft content on our 2024 NFL Draft Hub.

Who Did the Green Bay Packers Select in the 2024 NFL Draft?

The Green Bay Packers selected Jordan Morgan (OL, Arizona) with the No. 25 pick overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Packers also drafted:

  • Edgerrin Cooper (LB, Texas A&M)
  • Javon Bullard (S, Georgia)
  • MarShawn Lloyd (RB, USC)
  • Ty’Ron Hopper (LB, Missouri)
  • Evan Williams (S, Oregon)
  • Jacob Monk (C, Duke)
  • Kitan Oladapo (S, Oregon State)
  • Travis Glover (OT, Georgia State)
  • Michael Pratt (QB, Tulane)
  • Kalen King (CB, Penn State)

Green Bay Packers Needs: Top Positions of Need in 2024

  1. Defensive Back
  2. Offensive Line
  3. Linebacker

What Picks Do the Green Bay Packers Have in 2024?

The Green Bay Packers have 11 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, including:

  • Round 1 (25)
  • Round 2 (41)
  • Round 2 (58)
  • Round 3 (88)
  • Round 3 (91)
  • Round 4 (126)
  • Round 5 (169)
  • Round 6 (202)
  • Round 6 (219)
  • Round 7 (245)
  • Round 7 (255)

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Green Bay Packers Draft Capital Stats

Our Sharp Draft Value Rank is a valuation of draft capital based on a combination of average performance delivered and average dollars earned on second contracts.

This is based on two public models: performance delivered based on draft slot (the AV model created by Chase Stuart) and contractual earnings in non-rookie deals based upon draft slot (the OTC model created by Brad Spielberger and Jason Fitzgerald).

  • Packers Sharp Draft Value Rank: 7 of 32 teams
  • Packers AV Model Draft Value Rank: 7 of 32 teams
  • Packers OTC Model Draft Value Rank: 3 of 32 teams

Green Bay Packers Draft Value vs. Other Teams:

The Packers’ draft value is 20% higher than the league average of all 32 teams. 6 other teams have more draft value entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

Green Bay Packers Draft Prediction:

Brendan Donahue has the Packers selecting Amarius Mims (OT, Georgia) with the 25th overall pick in his most recent 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Mock draft expert Ryan McCrystal believes the Packers could target a corner like Cooper DeJean (CB, Iowa) with their top pick at No. 25 overall in the first round.

Green Bay Packers Strength of Schedule, 2024

The Green Bay Packers have the 14th-hardest NFL strength of schedule for the 2024 NFL season.

Green Bay Packers Offense: Depth Chart, Analysis & Draft Needs

Rich Hribar breaks down the offensive depth chart by position for the Green Bay Packers, identifying areas where the team could improve in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Quarterback Depth Chart, Packers:

  1. Jordan Love
  2. Sean Clifford
  3. Alex McGough

The Packers surged over the back half of 2023 on the strength of major growth from Jordan Love.

Love ended the regular season with 32 touchdown passes, which was second in the league.

Green Bay was able to calibrate their offense with a quicker passing game to facilitate Love’s growth.

Through Week 10, the Packers carried a 3-6 record while Love lived as a long-range gunslinger. Over that span, Love averaged 9.2 air yards per pass attempt, which was third in the NFL.

During that period, 15.7% of his passes were on throws 20 or more yards downfield (second in the NFL), and he ranked 29th in the NFL in throws past the line of scrimmage but fewer than 10 yards downfield.

Living on a diet of downfield throws, Love also struggled on those targets.

On throws 10 or more yards downfield during that span, he was 28th in completion rate (41.7%) with three touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The Packers then went 7-3 over their final 10 games, with Love throwing multiple touchdown passes in nine of those 10 games.

Love, Matt LaFleur, and offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich all got on the same page as the offensive focused on a quicker passing attack.

Over the final 10 games of the season, Love averaged 7.7 air yards per attempt, which was 15th in the league.

His deep ball rate fell to 10.8% of his passes, which was 22nd in the league.

47.6% of his passes were out within 2.5 seconds over that span (11th in the league) after 45.4% prior (18th).

This also aided him in being a better downfield passer when he was not tasked to live on those throws.

On throws 10 or more yards downfield over those games, Love was seventh in the NFL with a 53.5% completion rate, throwing eight touchdowns and one interception on those attempts.

The Packers built Love’s contract in a way that they had outs if the quarterback failed, but now that he succeeded the team is in a spot where they are likely going to have to re-work a new deal that pays him longer term.

Love is only signed for this upcoming season a little shy of $12.8 million.

Behind Love, you can make a case that this is one of the worst backup rooms in the NFL.

Green Bay could use a veteran signal-caller here in case Love did miss any time, but with as many picks as they have on Day 3, they may also fire a dart here on another rookie contract.

Running Back Depth Chart, Packers:

  1. Josh Jacobs
  2. AJ Dillon
  3. Ellis Merriweather
  4. Henry Pearson (FB)

The Packers were aggressive in free agency, shaking up their backfield by signing Josh Jacobs to a long-term deal. That subsequently led to them releasing Aaron Jones.

A year after leading the NFL in rushing in 2022, the bottom fell out on Jacobs in 2023.

He had a career-low season in just about every department as a runner.

Out of 49 running backs with 100 or more rushes in the regular season, Jacobs only bested Kareem Hunt in the rate of runs to gain 10 or more yards. His 3.9% explosive run rate was by far the lowest rate of his career.

The only running back on the same list to have a lower rate of runs gaining a first down or touchdown was Dameon Pierce.

The only running backs with a lower rate of yards after contact per carry were Pierce, Hunt, and Jamaal Williams.

Josh Jacobs vs. Green Bay RBs in 2023

YearEPA/AttLight Box%Success%Explosive%Stuff%1D/RshYBC/AttYAC/Att
A. Jones-0.0226.1%44.4%10.6%12.7%23.9%1.453.18

Comparing Jacobs to what the Packers received from their backfield a year ago, Jacobs looks comparatively similar to what they got out of AJ Dillon.

Jacobs just turned 26 years old a month ago, so we should have runway left for him to cash in while he should be expected to receive a large workload in Green Bay given the overall layout of things in this backfield.

The only other Packer running backs to touch the football a year ago outside of Jones and Dillon were Patrick Taylor (43), Emanuel Wilson (18), James Robinson (two), and Kenyan Drake (one).

Dillon was retained on a one-year contract, and the team has exclusive rights on Ellis Merriweather next offseason.

Even with the addition of Jacobs, the Packers could throw another log into their backfield on Day 3 given how lackluster Dillon has been paired with the lack of contractual depth at the position and monetary commitment to Jacobs.

Wide Receiver Depth Chart, Packers:

  1. Christian Watson
  2. Jayden Reed
  3. Romeo Doubs
  4. Dontayvion Wicks
  5. Bo Melton
  6. Malik Heath
  7. Samori Toure
  8. Grant DuBose
  9. Thyrick Pitts

Brian Gutekunst may have had the last laugh after all.

After years of clamoring for the Packers to use significant draft capital on a front-end wide receiver, the Packers may have piecemealed one of the best units in the league without using a first-round pick.

Green Bay wide receivers combined for 229 receptions (tied for seventh in the NFL) for 2,891 yards (10th), and 27 touchdown catches (tied for first).

The Packers received contributions throughout their wide receiver depth chart last season,

Five different wide receivers ran over 100 pass routes on the year with only Romeo Doubs (80.1%) running a route on two-thirds of the team’s passing plays.

Doubs led the team in targets with 96, catching 59 passes for 674 yards and eight touchdowns.

Jayden Reed only ran a route on 61.0% of the team dropbacks but still led the team with 64 receptions and 793 yards through the air, matching Doubs with a team-high eight touchdowns receiving.

Reed then added 119 yards and another two scores on the ground.

Fifth-round rookie Dontayvion Wicks was pressed into the lineup and was hyper-efficient.

Wicks ended up running 285 pass routes in the regular season, which was third on the team.

On those routes, Wicks was second on the team with 2.04 yards per route run (Reed was at 2.05).

Wicks had a first down or touchdown on 50.0% of his 58 targets, which not only led the Packers but was tied for fourth among all wide receivers in the league last season to see 50 or more targets come their way.

The Packers got all of that out of their depth.

Christian Watson had a season marred by hamstring issues for the second straight season.

Watson missed eight regular season games and played only 46% of the snaps in another game.

In the playoffs, he only played 41% and 55% of the snaps.

When Watson was a full-go, we did get to see some of the upside that he still brings to the table.

In his first game of the season playing at least half of the team snaps, he had 91 yards.

Before re-injuring his hamstring in Week 13, Watson was on a three-game run of scoring four touchdowns, going for 5-94-1 on Thanksgiving Day and then 7-71-2 against a stingy Kansas City defense the night he got hurt.

The only thing in Watson’s way is staying on the field.

Watson has missed various times across two seasons with three different hamstring injuries, a knee issue, and a concussion.

The Packers have all of the wideouts mentioned to this point with multiple seasons remaining on their rookie contracts.

Collectively, this is the largest value-based receiving corps in the league if talking about salary allocation paired with production.

The team even got a 100-yard game out of Bo Melton along the way last season, who is still signed for 2024.


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