The Green Bay Packers are in an excellent but rare position.
Matt LaFleur's team made the divisional round of the playoffs despite having the league's youngest roster. That doesn't happen often. Green Bay showed it's closer to making a Super Bowl run than many thought.
Unlike most playoff teams, the Packers also have a lot of draft capital. Trading Aaron Rodgers and Rasul Douglas netted Green Bay additional picks in the second and third rounds this year.
But the bonus selections won't stop there. More are on the way.
Packers could land three compensatory draft picks in 2024
The Packers already hold the 25th pick in the first round, two second-rounders, and two thirds. They could soon add three compensatory selections.
These picks are awarded based on players lost and gained via free agency the year prior. The Packers didn't make many additions but lost Allen Lazard, Jarran Reed, Dean Lowry, and Robert Tonyan.
Over The Cap has projected which teams will be rewarded compensatory picks this year, and they have Green Bay netting three.
- Fifth-round pick (Allen Lazard)
- Sixth-round pick (Jarran Reed)
- Seventh-round pick (Dean Lowry)
They have the Packers missing out on a compensatory pick for the loss of Tonyan.
And if any team knows how to make the best of Day 3 picks, it's the Packers. Just last year, Green Bay struck gold in each of those rounds.
Fifth-rounder Dontayvion Wicks became a go-to target for Jordan Love, catching 39 passes for 581 yards and four touchdowns. Sixth-round choice Karl Brooks made four sacks. Seventh-rounder Carrington Valentine started 12 games and defended nine passes.
Holding additional draft picks also allows for more flexibility to move up and down the board in trades. The Packers could enter the 2024 NFL Draft with 11 draft picks, which puts them in a strong position.
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