When will Packers pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft?

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With the Green Bay Packers failing to reach the playoffs, they are now locked in with the 15th overall pick in April’s 2023 NFL Draft.

Despite winning four in a row, defeat to the Detroit Lions in Week 18 means the Packers close out the regular season with an 8-9 record, good for only third in the NFC North.

It is Green Bay’s highest draft pick since the 2019 NFL Draft, when it selected edge rusher Rashan Gary 12th overall.

Here is the full confirmed draft order for 2023, not including the playoff teams, as their picks are yet to be determined:

2023 NFL Draft order: Packers have 15th overall pick

  1. Chicago Bears
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  5. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos)
  6. Detroit Lions (from Los Angeles Rams)
  7. Las Vegas Raiders
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. Carolina Panthers
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans Saints)
  11. Tennessee Titans
  12. Houston Texans (from Cleveland Browns)
  13. New York Jets
  14. New England Patriots
  15. Green Bay Packers
  16. Washington Commanders
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers
  18. Detroit Lions

This is an interesting position for Green Bay.

It is close enough to move inside the top 10 should a prospect they love fall far enough. They could also decide to trade down to add additional draft picks.

General manager Brian Gutekunst has made many trades in the opening couple of rounds. He has traded up in the first round multiple times. He did so for Jaire Alexander in 2018, Darnell Savage in 2019, and Jordan Love in 2020.

Which positions could Green Bay consider at 15th overall?

If Allen Lazard leaves in free agency, would they add a wide receiver? A first-round pick to go with Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs could give the Packers a talented young wide receiver trio. Perfect to bring in a new era with Jordan Love, perhaps.

Maybe they would target a defensive player like an edge rusher to pair with Rashan Gary long-term, or perhaps some help in the secondary.

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