Packers players who are on the hot seat following 2024 NFL Draft

These Packers players should be feeling the heat after the 2024 NFL Draft.
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2. AJ Dillon, RB

It always felt like the Green Bay Packers bringing back AJ Dillon was a "break in case of emergency" kind of thing more than anything else. The Packers used a very rare contract exception to bring Dillon back into the fold, and hey -- if you're GM Brian Gutekunst, why would you not exhaust any and all options to bring back someone you drafted in the second round if at all possible?

From Green Bay's standpoint, it made sense to bring Dillon back at the right price, but he's going to be under a lot more pressure now that the team has added third-round pick MarShawn Lloyd to the mix. Green Bay selected Lloyd with the 88th overall pick, and given that investment, you certainly get the impression that they're going to want him to play substantial snaps behind Josh Jacobs as quickly as possible. The Packers also like Emanuel Wilson, who could compete with Dillon for the RB3 job.

3. Royce Newman, OL

The Royce Newman experience could soon be coming to an end. The Packers showed during last season that they don't really trust Newman out there anymore, and his play may no longer even warrant a roster spot in Green Bay.

The Packers spent three draft picks on offensive linemen in the 2024 NFL Draft -- first-round pick Jordan Morgan, fifth-round pick Jacob Monk, and sixth-round pick Travis Glover -- and clearly have reloaded at both tackle and on the interior offensive line.

Entering a contract year, Newman is going to have to outplay a bunch of hungry young players in training camp even just to keep his roster spot.