Jordan Morgan is exactly what Packers needed in Round 1 of NFL Draft

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The Green Bay Packers entered the 2024 NFL Draft with plenty of firepower on offense, making it unlikely they would use their first-round draft selection on a player at a skill position.

Instead, Green Bay opted to draft a player they believe can help make a difference in the trenches in Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Morgan with the 25th overall pick.

Admittedly, an offensive lineman in the first round is not the most exciting pick that could have been made, but it was a practical one, and that is what matters here. If the Packers are going to build upon their late-season success, they will need strong offensive line play to protect Jordan Love and open up running lanes for Josh Jacobs.

Why drafting Jordan Morgan was correct call for Packers in Round 1

Taking Morgan late in the first round should be able to help out in both areas and be a meaningful contributor in the trenches for years to come.

When taking the Packers' current team-building trajectory and hopes to be competitive in the NFC North in the upcoming season, fortifying the infrastructure of their offense was an absolute must. Green Bay will be entering next year without the services of Jon Runyan, David Bakhtiari, and Yosh Nijman. While replacing these players will not be easy, attempting to do so was something that had to be done.

Taking Morgan with their first selection opened up all kinds of possibilities for how the Packers could navigate the rest of the draft. Green Bay could then turn its attention to other positions of need in the draft, particularly at linebacker and safety. Brian Gutekunst added three safeties and two linebackers.

The Packers added plenty of help on the defensive side of the ball to help bolster that group, as well as two more offensive linemen on Day 3 with Duke's Jacob Monk and Georgia State's Travis Glover.

Drafting Morgan was a smart decision.

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