6. Colby Wooden, DL
It won't be long before Colby Wooden is a starter for the Packers on defense. Wooden provides solid run defense, an area the Packers need to improve, but his potential as an interior pass rusher is exciting.
Over the past three seasons at Auburn, Wooden made 14 sacks, 29.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, and six pass defenses. Wooden is an excellent athlete and has the versatility to play across the defensive line, which should help him get plenty of snaps in his rookie season. Wooden can be a long-term starter for the Packers.
5. Anthony Johnson Jr., S
The Packers waited until the final round to address their need at safety, but they landed one of the steals of the draft with Iowa State's Anthony Johnson Jr.
"Johnson is the modern, versatile defensive back that could bolster any secondary. He'd be a perfect target for a team that misses out on Brian Branch in Round 1," wrote Dalton Wasserman of Pro Football Focus before the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Packers got Johnson in the seventh round. Many thought he would go in the third or fourth. Johnson could play anywhere in the Packers' secondary, including cornerback, and he can help on special teams. A lot to love about this pick.