Brian Gutekunst's draft track record isn't perfect. No general manager gets every pick right. To Gutey's credit, when he realizes he has made a mistake, he is quick to move on. He puts the Green Bay Packers first, even if that means admitting an error.
The Packers made 13 draft picks this year. They will all have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot, but it's no guarantee the entire rookie class will be part of the 53-man roster at the end of the summer.
There will be competition for roster spots across the board, from draft picks to returning players to free-agent additions.
It will give Gutekunst more tough decisions to make. Let's take a look at four Gutekunst draft picks who might not make the Packers' roster in 2023.
Packers roster cuts: 4 Brian Gutekunst draft picks that might not make the team
4. K Anders Carlson
Fans of rival teams are delighted to welcome the Packers to the world of not having a Hall-of-Fame quarterback following Aaron Rodgers' departure. We shouldn't overlook the potential challenges of life after Mason Crosby, too.
Crosby has given Green Bay something few teams enjoy: Years of consistent play at kicker. Many teams have had more kickers play for them in a week than the Packers have had in a decade-and-a-half.
While Crosby remains unsigned, the Packers drafted Auburn kicker Anders Carlson in the sixth round.
He will get the first opportunity to replace Crosby, but it's anything but guaranteed he makes the roster. Carlson converted 70.6% of field goal attempts last season and a disappointing 66.7% in 2021. How will he handle the pressure of kicking in the NFL?
The Packers haven't ruled out bringing Crosby back, and that's notable. They drafted Carlson, but the rookie will need to win the job this summer.