The Green Bay Packers made a trade on Tuesday that sent cornerback Rasul Douglas and a fifth-round selection in the 2024 NFL Draft to the Buffalo Bills for a third-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. With this trade, Green Bay will have five draft picks in the first three rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft.
The Packers are rebuilding, and some fans don’t trust General Manager Brian Gutekunst to draft the right players for them moving forward. He hasn’t had a good track record of drafting players lately. Green Bay currently has the sixth overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. They also have two second-round selections and two third-round selections.
If Green Bay does this right, they can be good again sooner rather than later, but who knows what will happen? There are many needs in the 2024 NFL Draft. What are some of the needs that the Packers could use with their first five picks in the 2024 NFL Draft?
The Green Bay Packers Could Use the Leverage to Trade Up for a Quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft
Green Bay can use some of those extra picks this season and trade up for a quarterback. The Arizona Cardinals currently own the top selection, the Chicago Bears currently own the second and third selections, the New York Giants currently own the fourth selection, and the New England Patriots currently own the sixth selection.
If Arizona does not draft a quarterback, they could trade up with the New York Giants for a quarterback, but they will probably also want to take a quarterback, and then Green Bay could be stuck in no man’s land. Another option for Green Bay could be trading up with the Cardinals for the number one pick, but they may want to hang onto that selection.
If that’s the case, then they should stay put at number six. The quarterback may not be on the table for them with Caleb Williams and Drake Maye off the board, and maybe J.J. McCarthy.
A bigger issue than Jordan Love this season for the Green Bay Packers has been the offensive line. The left tackle is in major question moving forward. That could be the safest bet Green Bay goes for at least the first round in the 2024 NFL Draft. Joe Alt of Notre Dame or Olu Fashanu of Penn State.
David Bakhtiari can very well not be back in 2024 after the season-ending injury he suffered. It would be a surprise not to see the Packers draft offensive line help in the 2024 NFL Draft.
The Green Bay Packers won’t use a first-round selection on a running back, but they can use it with one of their second or third-round selections. In order for head coach Matt LaFleur’s offense to be successful, it needs a strong running game.
Aaron Jones has been injury-prone this season. AJ Dillon will be a free agent, and Green Bay will just let him walk. The Packers running back room is not strong at all, and they also have rookie Emanuel Wilson, but they do need help in this department.