3 positions where the Packers could double dip in the 2024 NFL Draft

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur, Brian Gutekunst
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The Green Bay Packers often double down at positions of need. It's the Brian Gutekunst way.

Cornerback was the Packers' top need in Gutekunst's first draft in 2018, so he used his top two picks to select Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. Last year, Gutekunst drafted two tight ends and three wide receivers to strengthen the receiving corps. He also selected three receivers in 2022 following the departure of Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Green Bay holds 11 selections in the 2024 NFL Draft, and with plenty of needs, Gutekunst could double (or triple) down at various positions.

Where could the Packers double down in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Offensive line

Free agency wiped out the Packers' offensive line depth. David Bakhtiari, Yosh Nijman, and Jon Runyan Jr. are gone, and Royce Newman's future in Green Bay is far from guaranteed. While Matt LaFleur can confidently enter 2024 with Rasheed Walker, Elgton Jenkins, and Zach Tom as starters along the line, there is an opening at right guard, and the Packers' depth is paper thin at every position.

They are a Walker or Tom injury away from Kadeem Telfort or Luke Tenuata and their combined seven NFL snaps entering the game. It's even worse at guard as Newman is the Packers' only backup.

It's not if the Packers double down at tackle and guard, it's how early and how many they add. It won't be surprising if they select three or even four linemen with their 11 draft picks.


Green Bay faces a similar issue at linebacker. It was already an offseason need before the Packers released De'Vondre Campbell and shifted to a 4-3 defense, which increases the need for depth at the position.

Quay Walker is locked into the starting lineup, and the Packers have confidence in Isaiah McDuffie stepping into a more significant role. But that's it. Green Bay needs another starter and several reinforcements to provide depth. It's not the deepest linebacker rookie class, but the Packers may need to double down on Day 3.


The Packers landed a star by signing Xavier McKinney, but they desperately need to add more depth at safety. The starting position opposite McKinney remains open, with seventh-round pick Anthony Johnson Jr. the only realistic candidate currently on the roster.

Green Bay needs to find another starter while also upgrading the depth at the position. The Packers could use a Day 2 and 3 pick to bolster the secondary.

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