5 Packers players who will be gone in 2024 and their potential replacements

The Packers should be headed for more of a rebuild, so let's start looking ahead.
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4. Keisean Nixon, Cornerback

Cornerback Keisean Nixon was a one-trick pony until teams figured out how to defend him. As a cornerback, he doesn't offer much. But, Nixon was an All Pro return man for the Packers last season. This year, though, teams are doing what every team tends to do to a great return man: kick it away from him.

Nixon hasn't even excelled when he's gotten his hands on the ball in the return game. Many times, he's brought it out of the end zone on occasions where a touchback would have been far more beneficial. He'll be gone after this year, and hopefully the Packers use his roster spot on a cornerback more suited to play defense.

Potential Replacement: Kalen King, Penn State

If the Packers want to spend an earlier pick on a cornerback to replace Nixon and pair alongside Jaire Alexander, then Penn State corner Kalen King is a great choice. The 5-foot-11 King is a former basketball and track star, who also played both ways in high school. King is one of those do-it-all types.

Playing next to Joey Porter Jr. last season, King had arguably an even better season, leading the Big Ten with a whopping 18 passes defensed. He is a true ball hawk. Although this year has been a bit down by comparison, King should still find his way into the top three rounds come April.