NFL Draft grades: Grading every pick Packers made in 2024 NFL Draft

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Packers 2024 Draft Grades: Day 2

Edgerrin Cooper. Edgerrin Cooper. A. LB. Texas A&M

Just about every mock draft this offseason had Edgerrin Cooper going to the Packers in Round 2, and for good reason. He is a perfect fit for Green Bay. Size, speed, athleticism, position of need: Cooper checks every box. The Packers landed the best linebacker in the class and a significant upgrade in the middle of Jeff Hafley's defense.

"Love Edgerrin Cooper. Super explosive. Elite blitzer. Can bounce around the formation," writes The Guardian's Ollie Connolly.

Cooper can cover and defend the run and offers plenty as a blitzer. Hafley is going to love what Cooper brings to Green Bay's defense.

Javon Bullard. Javon Bullard. A. S. Georgia

Brian Gutekunst made it pretty clear what he wanted in the secondary. He was in the market for an "interchangeable" safety—someone who can play the post, in the box, or nickel corner. Enter Georgia's Javon Bullard, who checks each box.

Bullard played primarily as Georgia's slot corner in 2022 before moving to a deeper role last season. Per PFF, he allowed a passer rating of just 34.0 in his coverage in 2023. Bullard will do a bit of everything in Hafley's defense and is the perfect partner for Xavier McKinney.

MarShawn Lloyd. A. RB. USC. MarShawn Lloyd

It's another home-run pick for the Packers on Day 2. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah called MarShawn Lloyd the best running back in the class, and he now joins Josh Jacobs and AJ Dillon in Green Bay. Lloyd has elite athleticism and game-changing speed and will bring big plays to Matt LaFleur's offense. Lloyd also offers potential as a pass catcher with some similarities to Aaron Jones in his game.

According to Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis, Lloyd averaged 8.2 yards per touch and forced a missed tackle on 37 percent of carries last season, both the best in the class.

A backfield of Jacobs, Lloyd, and Dillon is as good as any in the NFL.

Ty'Ron Hopper. Ty'Ron Hopper. D. LB. Missouri

Ty'Ron Hopper improves the Packers' defense and special teams, but this felt like a reach. Hopper was 173rd on the consensus board but Green Bay took him 91st. The good? Hopper is another excellent athlete with the potential to play on all four downs, including special teams.

Green Bay needed linebacker depth, and Hopper can quickly become the top backup behind Quay Walker, Cooper, and Isaiah McDuffie while earning a key role on special teams.

However, taking Hopper late in the third felt early, especially with Payton Wilson and Cedric Gray available.