The Green Bay Packers own the ninth overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft if the regular season ended today and a mock draft has them taking offensive tackle Joe Alt from Notre Dame. Green Bay would need offensive line help in the worst way because the offensive line has struggled throughout the first five weeks of the 2023 NFL regular season, especially on the left side.
David Bakhtiari has an uncertain future with this football team. Quarterback Jordan Love has been sacked quite a bit this season. Freddie Boston said on Lombardiave.com about the Packers taking Alt with the ninth overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft:
“Picking ninth overall, the Packers would likely miss out on the top quarterback prospects like Caleb Williams and Drake Maye unless they are willing to pay a ridiculous price to trade up. Rather than reaching for another quarterback, Green Bay strengthens its offensive line. Tackle is among the Packers’ top offseason priorities. David Bakhtiari could return to Green Bay next year, but his future is uncertain after a season-ending injury and a $40 million cap hit in 2024. The Packers need to find their successor to Bahktiari.”
Rasheed Walker has been playing left tackle this season for Green Bay, but it has been a work in progress. Also, the Packers have been thrilled with the way Zach Tom has been playing at right tackle for them so far this season.
Green Bay Packers Selecting Joe Alt With the Ninth-Overall Selection in the 2024 NFL Draft Would Solve Their Left Tackle Problem
The Packers would solidify the left tackle spot for the next decade if they used this selection on Alt from Notre Dame. There is offensive line depth in the 2024 NFL Draft, and they would be happy to have their choice of offensive lineman.
“Alt is 6-foot-8. 315 pounds, and has outstanding athleticism for his size. He is a phenomenal pass protector and would solve some of the run-blocking issues the Packers have faced this season.”
Joe Alt, no doubt, is going to be a top 10 selection in the 2024 NFL Draft. However, there are a lot of games left to be played this season for the Green Bay Packers, and if things continue to go south for them, then they will wind up with a top-10 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, most likely.