While it may be premature to shift our focus to the 2024 NFL Draft before the Green Bay Packers even play a game in 2023, it’s undeniably tempting to do so. The Packers find themselves in a favorable position, with a strong possibility of holding two first-round picks for the second time in three years. This presents a prime opportunity to continue fortifying their roster with promising young talent.
As the 2023 season unfolds, Green Bay boasts a roster brimming with hungry, unproven, and intriguing young players. This makes it challenging to predict the team’s future needs, as it hinges on the outcomes of this season. Thus, I’ve categorized them into three groups: the maybes, the probables, and the definites, based on various scenarios that may unfold.
Join me as we delve into each category and explore the potential needs the Packers may address in the upcoming draft.
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The Maybes: Quarterback and Wide Receiver
The Packers face a significant question mark on their roster, particularly at the quarterback and wide receiver positions. With Jordan Love taking the reins at quarterback and Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs leading the wide receiver depth chart, the Packers have placed their belief in these unproven players. However, if any of them struggle during the 2023 season, it could potentially create a pressing need for the 2024 draft.
The outcome of this season will dictate the position Green Bay finds themselves in for the 2024 draft. Depending on their performance, they could secure a high draft pick to address any needs that arise. Alternatively, if they do not possess a high pick, they could leverage their likely two first-round picks to consolidate and trade up for a targeted prospect. Ultimately, the 2024 draft strategy for the Packers will be shaped by how these pivotal positions fare throughout the 2023 season.