5 Packers players in danger of losing their job after 2024 NFL Draft

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4. Keisean Nixon

Keisean Nixon isn't in any danger of losing his roster spot. The Packers handed him a three-year deal worth $18 million, and Nixon is an All-Pro returner. For now, he is also Green Bay's starting slot corner. However, maybe not for much longer.

Second-round pick Javon Bullard can play almost anywhere in the secondary, and he brings experience as a nickel back. He was the primary slot corner for Georgia in 2022, playing 510 snaps in that position, per PFF. That season, he broke up three passes and made two interceptions.

Many draft analysts believe Bullard's best role in the NFL will be as a slot corner.

Defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley will move Bullard around, but he could eventually become a better option in the slot than Nixon. The Packers will likely rotate their defensive backs, but there's a good chance Nixon's snaps in the slot will decrease this season.

3. Emanuel Wilson

Second-year Emanuel Wilson barely played last season and now faces tough competition for the RB3 job in Green Bay. Last year, Wilson was the third running back to make the 53-man roster behind Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. The Packers have since signed Josh Jacobs to replace Jones and used a third-round pick on MarShawn Lloyd.

Jacobs and Lloyd are roster locks, although the Packers can easily move on from Dillon's contract. Unless Green Bay keeps four running backs on the roster, Wilson will need to outperform Dillon at training camp and win the RB3 job ahead of him.

But the Packers have trust in Dillon. He is a dependable player as a runner and pass-protector while offering enough value as a receiver out of the backfield. With his experience and ability to pick up tough yards in short-yardage situations, the Packers may prefer to go with Dillon over Wilson, who only had 14 carries last season.