Meet Your Green Bay Packers 2024 Draft Picks

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The 2024 Green Bay Packers draft was a classic Packer draft in many ways, especially in the Brian Gutekunst era.

There weren’t many sexy picks made here. This was pure need, with a focus on athletes, collegiate experience, and captaincy. The linemen picked were generally versatile and had high RAS scores. They went back to the University of Georgia on the defensive side of the ball. They double- and triple-dipped at positions of need, something Gutekunst has done in the draft often.

From my perspective, it’s hard not to feel good about what the Packers accomplished in this draft as they head into a season with big hopes and dreams in this new era of green and gold football. When you think of this draft as a complement to last year’s, it feels like the team addressed some major areas of need using a large complement of draft picks over the course of two seasons. Of course, time will tell how this group turns out.

For the first time all together, here are the 2024 Green Bay Packers draft picks!

Round 1

#25 Overall: Jordan Morgan, OL, Arizona

Morgan comes listed as an offensive tackle, but notably, the Packers believe he can play four positions along the offensive line. He started 37 games at left tackle for Arizona and earned All-Pac 12 honors twice, including coming back after a torn ACL to play at a high level in 2023. 

A two-time captain who was a near-consensus first round pick, Morgan figures to come in and be the guy to fill the void left behind by the departure of David Bakhtiari. Should Rasheed Walker continue to show promise, however, there’s certainly a good chance Morgan could figure into the mix at right guard, or even right tackle if the Packers decide to move Zach Tom around.

CHTV write-up here.

Round 2

#45 Overall: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

Personally speaking, I really like this guy. A 2023 All-American and the best linebacker in the draft (per most of the experts), Cooper should be able to come in and be a starter at linebacker immediately. This is a guy who’s played a lot of football and even has shown up a lot on special teams. Elite athlete, runs downhill. Averaged more than one tackle for loss per game, and notched eight sacks and 17 TFL in 2023 alone. 

As the Packers transition back to a 4-3 for the first since since pre-Dom Capers, players like Cooper are going to be essential linchpins for making it work. 

CHTV write-up here.

#58 Overall: Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

Bullard is listed as a safety, but comes highly touted as a versatile defensive back. He played free safety and in the slot at Georgia (yes, another Georgia defender), and began starting as a true sophomore. Many considered him to be the best safety in the draft.

Bullard comes in the mold of your classic hard-hitting free safety who wants to be involved in the action. Given the softness of the middle of the field (in part, of course, due to scheme) in recent years, Bullard should add some physicality. 

CHTV write-up here.

Round 3

#88 Overall: MarShawn Lloyd, RB, USC

I expected the Packers to spend one of their mid-round picks on a running back, and Lloyd was likely the best option the Packers were going to come away with. In the absence of Aaron Jones and the uncertainty of fit with Josh Jacobs, bringing in a talented back like Lloyd to add to the room is a good move. 

He’s a bigger guy (220 lbs) but still ran a strong 4.46 40. He doesn’t have a ton of wear on the treads: just 115 carries during his last season. But teams certainly liked what they saw out of him, and the Packers are among them.

CHTV write-up here.

#91 Overall: Ty’Ron Hopper, LB, Missouri

The first double-up of the draft for Gutekunst, and it comes at an important position as the Packers change the configuration of their defense. Like Cooper, Hopper showed an aptitude for getting into the backfield, producing plenty of TFL and sacks. Played 52 games and 26 starts, made all-conference in the SEC, and was elected a team captain. The patterns continue as the Packers continue to prioritize proven production and leadership.

CHTV write-up here.

Round 4

#111 Overall: Evan Williams, S, Oregon

The second double-up of the draft for Gutekunst, at one of the Packers’ biggest positions of need. Williams started 45 games in college and made all-conference three times, and capped off his senior season by being voted the top safety for the National team in the Senior Bowl. A reliable, pro-ready player who played a lot of defense and special teams and graded out very well for athleticism. 

CHTV write-up here.

Round 5

#163 Overall: Jacob Monk, OL, Duke

Now THIS is a classic Packers draft pick. Mid to late round offensive lineman who can line up basically anywhere, having played right guard, center, and right tackle at Duke, all at a high level. He’s expected to get interior line looks for the Packers, who need center competition and have a spot to fill at right guard. A three-time All-ACC player and team captain, he graded out with a whopping 9.74 RAS, showcasing outstanding athleticism. Nice nugget of a day three pick.

CHTV write-up here.

#169 Overall: Kitan Oladapo, S, Oregon State

A triple up at the safety position from Gutekunst! Oladapo started 39 games for Oregon State, was a team captain, and has experience at cornerback. This is a guy who can play a variety of spots around the field and was effective in all of them for the Beavers. 

The three safeties in this draft plus the offseason acquisition of Xavier McKinney have completely transformed this position on the Packers’ depth chart. Love the potential.

CHTV write-up here.

Round 6

#202 Overall: Travis Glover, OT, Georgia State

More competition for depth at the offensive line. Glover is on the older side for what the Packers typically like, but a guy with a lot of experience. After redshirting in 2018, he earned Freshman All American honors in 2019 at RT, then spent the next four years mostly playing at LT, earning All-Sun Belt Conference honors his final season. Doesn’t stand out as an athlete and certainly is the least Packers-like pick of the draft to this point, but he was getting team visits throughout the offseason leading up to the draft and isn’t expected to be more than a depth piece.

CHTV write-up here.

Round 7

#245 Overall: Michael Pratt, QB, Tulane

It’s looking like the Packers are getting back to their 90s roots of trying to find talented passers in the draft that they can mold behind their excellent starter. Pratt started for four years in college and had 128 combined rushing and passing touchdowns. He graded out very well athletically, and has strong reviews from scouts who like his potential as an NFL player. He’ll challenge Sean Clifford for the primary backup job and give more talent to that young QB room.

CHTV write-up here.

#255 Overall: Kalen King, CB, Penn State

It took until the very end of the draft, but the Packers did indeed end up taking a cornerback. He was a 2022 All-American but saw production and performance dip in 2023. However, he did earn all-conference honors twice. On the smaller side and not a particularly eye-popping athlete, but has performed well in power five conference competition and is more than worth a day three flier pick. 

CHTV write-up here.

 

 

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Tim Backes is a lifelong Packer fan and a contributor to CheeseheadTV. Follow him on Twitter @timbackes for his Packer takes, random musings and Untappd beer check-ins.

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Comments (27)

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13TimeChamps's picture

April 27, 2024 at 06:40 pm

And it's a wrap.

While it's seems to be pretty much of a consensus that drafts take 2-3 years to properly evaluate, I'm sure the next 24-48 hours will be devoted to how successful/horrible this draft was, that's ok. It's what fans do.

Looking forward to July when the pads come on and we'll see these guys in action. 2024 has incredible potential to be a special year.

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TKWorldWide's picture

April 27, 2024 at 10:13 pm

Never one to procrastinate, I evaluated this entire draft minutes before it began. However, I am going to weight three years to share my assessments. I think you’ll find my accuracy uncanny.

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MooPack's picture

April 27, 2024 at 06:40 pm

The first three guys are most likely starters. And Lloyd may not be RB1, but he will play a lot and beat out Dillon. The rest of the draft are depth players. Overall, good draft. GPG!

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The_Baloney_Stops_Here's picture

April 27, 2024 at 10:05 pm

Dont be so sure about Lloyd beating out Dillon. Both will have roles, but Dillon will be the 3rd down protector which makes him indispensible. Zero chance Lloyd takes that from him anytime soon.

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Guam's picture

April 28, 2024 at 07:55 am

It wouldn't surprise me to see Dillon become more of the fullback/H-back that Deguara was supposed to be. Dillon is good in pass protection, a decent run blocker and good receiver out of the backfield. I think Lloyd could easily be RB#2 as Dillon moves to a new role.

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HarryHodag's picture

April 28, 2024 at 10:16 am

I don't think he will beat out Dillon. I see him as a rotational back who will get more playing time as the season goes on.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 27, 2024 at 06:41 pm

Thanks Tim!

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

April 27, 2024 at 06:57 pm

Thanks to everyone at CheeseheadTV for all the coverage the past three days.
You guys rock!

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JerseyAl's picture

April 27, 2024 at 07:29 pm

Thank you!

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

April 28, 2024 at 04:24 am

I'll add my voice - excellent stuff from you personally, and the whole staff! Fitting for GB. Hopefully they get back to excellence in 17 games, plus 4 in the postseason ...

GPG!!

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murf7777's picture

April 27, 2024 at 06:59 pm

I really like the first 4 picks. Not sure about the 5 & 6th picks. I suspect the late 3rd round was for depther and special teams. Would’ve liked to see Bortolini in the 4th round. This was totally a need draft, with an emphasis on safety, ILB, OL and special teams. The other thing I noted is team speed and downhill players was emphasized. The team speed has been going on for years, but not so much the downhill, aggressive players. I think that is the new emphasis of this defense. The tandem of Walker and Cooper is potentially dynamic with speed and agility.

The last pic of the draft King might be a steal being he was a 2nd team All-American CB for Penn State and fell off in 2023. He has a very BIG chip on his shoulder. Overall I think Gutey really did well and am excited to see this new defense on the field.

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blondy45's picture

April 27, 2024 at 08:11 pm

Could the Penn State 7th round pick of Kalen King be a repeat of the Rasheen Walker 7th round pick. Could lightning strike twice? King was very good in 2022. He was very poor in 2023. He has some holes that need patched up. Hopefully the Packers can plug the holes in his game. The talent is there. Now that the draft has just concluded, I again repeat, IN GUTE WE TRUST. Another great job by management, staff, writers, and especially scouts. I am proud to be a Packer's fan.

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Minniman's picture

April 27, 2024 at 07:04 pm

"Gandalf" Gutekunst had clearly seen enough after that SF playoff loss.

No more up the gut gashes without consequences!

" YOU SHALL NOT PASSSS!"

Lots of question marks about how these guys will pan out in the NFL, but Gute has methodically addressed almost every perceived weakness in workman-like fashion.

It seems like Gute re-built the Special Teams (kickoff and punt) in anticipation of the new rule changes - I personally like what he's done.

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Tundraboy's picture

April 27, 2024 at 08:29 pm

When you stop and think about it he did a masterful job. I can see the patterns in his plan. Sets up next year draft focus on cornerbacks and whatever else we need, to replace the next cap albatross or aging performers.

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stockholder's picture

April 27, 2024 at 08:34 pm

Brian Gutekunst sent everyone a message.
He can replace anyone and he doesn’t have to win.
He didn’t win the draft.
winning is the farthest thing on his mind.
It’s about a transfusion of players to boost
the teams performance.
Replacements;
for those who were shown the highway.
And Players for future use.
But can it work if you can’t honor your word.
Well thats what we're about to find out.
Because everyone knows the problems start
At the top.
And the only way were going back to the playoffs
Is if this transfusion is a success.
I’m traumatized truthfully, Because it’s obvious
this draft went about as expected.
And I shouldn't have to think about next year.
The rebuild should be officially over.

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The_Baloney_Stops_Here's picture

April 27, 2024 at 10:08 pm

Yeah we all know you're traumatized from Gute dumping your petulant idol. Time to be an adult and get over it.

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Oppy's picture

April 28, 2024 at 10:49 pm

"It’s about a transfusion of players to boost
the teams performance."

Yeah, no shit, sherlock. That's the job of a General Manager during the NFL Draft.

You have officially gone full retard. Everyone knows you don't go full retard.

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LambeauPlain's picture

April 27, 2024 at 09:13 pm

A fine write up, Tim! The best indicator of future performance are past results.

This draft resembled last year's...productive college football players who earned leadership roles.

The well stocked DL room did not get rookie reinforcements...those went to the OL, who needed them. Have at least one OL new starter, and maybe another this season or next.

Safety investments were value added with prospects who can play post S, box enforcer, slot, and even CB.

LB could now be one of the juggernauts of the new disrupting Defense. Walker and Cooper are going to make sleepless nights for opposing OC's. Throw in Hopper who is nothing, if not a disruptor. McDuffie is perhaps the best tackler on the D...not a surprise since he played college ball for Coach Haf, who emphasizes tackling.

Upon overall selection, the one pick I was lukewarm over but now have the kettle on boil is RB Lloyd.

I think he is a sneaky good pick. Packers have invested heavily in the run game this off season. Pound with infantry then pass to the young, talented pass catchers. Illusion of Complexity on O, then a pressure D.

This is going to be fun!

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Since'61's picture

April 27, 2024 at 09:16 pm

Before Thursday I never heard of any of these players because I haven't watched a college football game since the '80s. However, assuming that Gute and the scouts did their jobs effectively and based on what I have read here on CHTV and in the Draft guide the Packers appear to be on their way to solidifying their OL, Safety and LB positions groups.

BTW, kudos to Jersey Al and the entire CHTV team for another year of excellent draft coverage for the last 3+ months. Great job everyone and all of your work is very much appreciated.

I was surprised/disappointed that the Packers did not take any DLs in the draft. Maybe they didn't feel that there was value in that position group whenever it was their turn to select. But I had expected them to take at least one DL.

Overall I'm good with the Packers selections through their first four rounds. After that the selections get dicey as they do in every draft. No6hing matters until the pads come on during TC and we begin to see what the Packers actually have. Until then the hype and speculation season will go Into full swing to the point where all of the draft picks will be predicted to be future HOFers if only because the Packers chose them.

I do believe that we have potential for immediate impact players in Morgan, Cooper, Bullard and possibly Lloyd. If that happens it's a home run draft. But there is a long way to go before we get there and a plenty ca happen in the meantime. Time will tell. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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NFLfan's picture

April 27, 2024 at 10:09 pm

I live in the Bay Area and was listening to the 49er-dominated local sports station--two of the 'experts' were lamenting their team's failure to sign Jordan Morgan--lol

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tm_inter's picture

April 28, 2024 at 12:10 am

I'm concerned about the (lack of) speed of several draft picks. Edgerrin Cooper (4.51 40m), Javon Bullard (4.47), and MarShawn Lloyd (4.46) are speedy enough. But the rest are not: Ty'Ron Hopper (4.68), Evan Williams (4.59), Kitan Oladapo (4.58), Kalen King (4.61). I expect disasters when they have to cover fast wide receivers?

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 28, 2024 at 12:17 am

You must be really wondering why they signed Xavier McKinney then, he ran a 4.63 40 at the combine. Why would they give $68 million to a guy that can't cover anyone?🤔

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JerseyAl's picture

April 28, 2024 at 06:18 pm

well done!

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Cubbygold's picture

April 28, 2024 at 05:41 am

Looking forward to the season!

Curious to see where expectations land:
- going from worst safety group in the league to an exciting mix of proven talent and young potential
- younger and faster lb group
- Gary with a full off-season to train rather than rehab an ACL
- healthy Stokes and a year under the belt for valentine
- and of course, new DC which can make a massive difference

Could the defense finally be a strength? Can Love and the WRs/TEs be even better with another year of experience?

Certainly a lot to be optimistic about.

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Bitternotsour's picture

April 28, 2024 at 07:47 am

Pretty much every team in the league has something to be optimistic about, even Carolina and the Bears. Well, maybe not the Vikings who tried in vain to sell their souls to the Patriots and were rebuffed, and wound up with the 5th quarterback off the board. I'm sure all of them went into last night thinking "I can't take another season with Christian Ponder as my quarterback, and yet, here we are"

Jeez, they couldn't even get the fifth quarterback on the board without trading up and wasting even more draft capital. Poor bastards, the legacy of being average continues.

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croatpackfan's picture

April 28, 2024 at 08:06 am

After I read a lot of this site fans through draft days I want to share few of my obsrvations.

Here we go:

1. to those who are disappointed with this draft class:
a) you pretend to knows better than people who works in department about scouting young players from wide range of teams all around USA (and probably Canada)... Good
- I suppose you would rather give the CEO job in your own company to the man who was educating himself through social networks and internet and he is inexperinced...
- You'll pick selfmade physician to heal you from your health problem, who learned about medicine on internet, rather than licensed expert...
b) You pretend to know better what kind of players (employees) are better for team than one who trains them or will be trains them to his "philosofy" of scheme. Good
- Do you really believe that you knows better than coaches how good/bad or healthy/capable are players he will trains? Stupid...
- Do you you really believe that Brian Gutekunst selfmade picks during the draft? If so, why is there "war room" full of people, including HC and coordinators? Childish...
c) If you do not know the amount of job Personnel department is doing through every year before draft do you think you have the right arguments to comment their job results?

2. Those who are happy or cautionally optimistic about players and class Packers selected this (or any other year) I'll add that lot of things can happen and things can go wrong for the any drafted player and/or team (injuries, illness, mental issues, etc).
- Do not forget one very important statement with which many wellminded professionals agrees: "Draft is "Crystal ball business!""

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HarryHodag's picture

April 28, 2024 at 10:24 am

The first NFL draft simulator I ran way last fall came out with Jordan Morgan as the first pick. I later put several other folks in the top spot.

Overall you couldn't fault the approach nor the picks. If you grumble about what is happening in Green Bay take a look at the Dallas Cowboys. There is an organization is full-on meltdown. The Packers are young, skilled, fast and wanting to win. Gute came away filling solid players in areas of need while also finding players who could be really good, similar to last year.

No complaints, yea!

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