Packers players who could be in danger ahead of 2024 NFL Draft

These players will be following the Packers' draft closely.
Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon
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The NFL Draft is an exciting time for fans. The Green Bay Packers hit a home run last year, finding multiple starters and instant contributors across all three days. But we won't be the only ones watching this draft closely.

The Packers currently hold 11 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. If they make all of those selections—or add more, which Brian Gutekunst hinted at—they will have to make room on the roster.

Every incoming player takes someone else's position. That doesn't necessarily mean a roster spot, but it could mean a starting job or position on the depth chart.

The 2024 NFL Draft could create some uncertainty for these five Packers players.

Packers who could lose their jobs ahead of 2024 NFL Draft

Josh Myers

Green Bay doesn't even need to draft a center for Josh Myers' seat to heat up. ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported that the Packers believe starting right tackle Zach Tom can become a Hall of Fame center. To feel comfortable moving Tom away from the right side of the line, they need to find a replacement.

This rookie class is loaded at the tackle position, including several possible first-round targets for the Packers.

If Green Bay lands a top right tackle like Georgia's Amarius Mims or Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton, the odds of Tom replacing Myers at center increase dramatically. Myers has one year left on his deal, and the Packers' moves in the draft could indicate their long-term plans at center.

Eric Stokes

The Packers are at a crossroads with Eric Stokes. They have until May 2 to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option, but it seems unlikely they will. Stokes has struggled to stay healthy over the past two seasons. He will get at least one more year before his contract expires, but Stokes could fall down the depth chart if the Packers invest heavily at cornerback.

Stokes is already under pressure for a starting job from second-year Carrington Valentine. If the Packers spend a first-round pick on Terrion Arnold, Quinyon Mitchell, or Cooper DeJean, Stokes would almost certainly lose his starting job, putting his long-term future with the team in doubt.

AJ Dillon

Green Bay re-signed AJ Dillon in the most team-friendly way possible, using a four-year qualifying offer. It gives the Packers all the flexibility. They can move on from Dillon at any time with minimal impact on the salary cap.

Entering the draft, Dillon is the Packers' No. 2 option in the backfield behind new addition Josh Jacobs. But that could quickly change if Green Bay drafts a running back (or multiple) on Days 2 or 3.

Sean Rhyan

Jon Runyan's departure makes third-year Sean Rhyan the frontrunner to start at right guard. Rhyan showed promise last season but was unable to unseat Runyan as the full-time starter despite Matt LaFleur giving him opportunities.

Rhyan's time as a starter could be short-lived if the Packers add to the offensive line early in the draft. They love versatility and could target a college tackle who can shift inside and provide competition at right guard.

Royce Newman

It's a similar story for Royce Newman. He lost the top backup job to Rhyan last season, and it might only be a matter of time before the Packers move on from Newman, which would create a little over $3 million in cap space.

Entering the draft, Newman is Green Bay's only backup guard, but that will almost certainly change in the days ahead.

If the Packers feel comfortable with their depth post-draft, they could move on from their former fourth-round pick.

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