Bold predictions for Green Bay Packers in 2024 NFL Draft

What does Packers GM Brian Gutekunst have up his sleeve?
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2. Packers will be one of the first three teams to take a running back

It was odd that the Green Bay Packers brought back AJ Dillon in the first place. I'm not sure how long that reunion is going to last, either.

Dillon got a chance to seize the RB1 role last year while Aaron Jones was down with an injury, and although he improved as the season went along, he wasn't impressive filling Jones's shoes, averaging a career-low 3.1 yards per carry. The Packers could look to the value at the running back position on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft and be one of the first two or three teams to take a runner off the board.

There won't be any running backs drafted in round one, in all likelihood, and it's possible we won't see the first back off the board until the mid-to-late portion of the second round. If that's the case, the Packers shouldn't be counted out of the running back race at the 58th overall pick, and certainly not the 88th or 91st overall picks either.

A player like Tennessee's Jaylen Wright or Michigan's Blake Corum could make a ton of sense for the Packers to pair up with free agent signing Josh Jacobs. Both are potential Day 2 targets. It was sad when Green Bay decided not to roll with the duo of Jacobs and Aaron Jones, but perhaps they could revive the excitement by grabbing one of those guys at the end of round two, possibly even deep into round three.

It could put Dillon's future in doubt.