Packers: Winners and losers from the 2023 NFL Draft

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Loser: Mason Crosby

With legendary kicker Mason Crosby unsigned before the draft kicked off, it seemed unlikely the Packers' all-time leading points scorer would be back. Those fears were confirmed when the Packers spent a sixth-round pick on Auburn's Anders Carlson, the first kicker drafted by Green Bay since Crosby in 2007.

If that isn't a clear indication that the Packers have moved on, I don't know what is.

Carlson isn't guaranteed to be the Packers' Week 1 kicker this season. They may still provide competition for the job, and Carlson will likely have to win a training camp battle. But it's less about the kicker they've added, and more about the fact Green Bay drafted a kicker at all. It shows Green Bay viewed the position as a need, signaling the end for an all-time Packers great.

Much like Aaron Rodgers, Crosby is difficult to replace. He has produced so many amazing memories for Packers fans over the years, from season-saving kicks to playoff game-winners. Crosby has been there and done it all.

The Packers stuck with him while he lacked confidence and missed kicks, and he always repaid the faith by getting back to his consistent best.

Crosby's incredible run in Green Bay likely officially ended the moment Carlson was drafted.