Round 1 (15): Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba is one of the best wide receivers in the class, and he impressed at the combine. NFL.com’s Nick Shook included him in his 2023 All-Combine Team.
“He was clean, controlled and smooth throughout all of the drills at Lucas Oil Stadium, running crisp routes and making many of his catches look routine,” wrote Shook.
Smith-Njigba can start from Day 1 in the slot and would perfectly complement Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in Green Bay’s offense.
Round 1 (31): Nolan Smith, EDGE, Georgia
After an impressive combine performance, Nolan Smith may not make it this far. But Smith was still on the board, making him the perfect pick for the Packers, who make it three straight years drafting a Georgia defensive player in the first round.
According to Kent Lee Platte, Smith earned a Relative Athletic Score of 9.20 out of 10.
Smith showcased his speed at the combine, running an impressive 4.39-second 40-yard dash.
An outstanding athlete with the potential to become an excellent pass rusher in the NFL, Smith would be a great addition to the Packers’ defense, helping fix one of their biggest positions of need.
With Rashan Gary, Preston Smith, Nolan Smith, and Kingsley Enagbare, the Packers would have plenty of options at edge rusher.