The Green Bay Packers are no longer Super Bowl contenders, but they are building for the future. It will take time, as the Packers need to create a healthier salary cap, which means relying on younger players on rookie deals and signing fewer free agents. We're seeing the results of that this season.
General manager Brian Gutekunst has to keep finding contributors in the NFL Draft. This year's class already looks like a good one.
Lukas Van Ness has made a steady start, while Luke Musgrave and Jayden Reed are already key starters on offense. Dontayvion Wicks, Karl Brooks, and Carrington Valentine look like Day 3 steals.
The Packers have a talented but inexperienced roster, and several areas still need work. Green Bay will continue to build for the future in the 2024 NFL Draft.
NFL Mock Draft: Packers help Jordan Love after trading down
The Packers have a tough decision to make on Jordan Love at the end of the season. As things stand, they won't pick high enough to land one of the top two quarterback prospects in the draft, Caleb Williams and Drake Maye. In this mock draft, we assume the Packers stick with Love and continue to build the roster around him.
Green Bay already owns five picks in the opening three rounds. Its first-rounder could be in the top 10, depending on how the rest of the season goes. The Packers have two second-rounders, one from the New York Jets as part of the Aaron Rodgers trade. They also have two thirds, one via the Buffalo Bills from the Rasul Douglas deal.
The Packers could acquire even more draft capital by trading down and loading up on premium draft picks to rebuild the roster. Here's how they could do it.
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