Chicago Bears' NFC North Rivals: Reviewing the Packers' 2024 NFL Draft

As we continue reviewing the 2024 draft class of the NFC North teams we look at the Green Bay Packers 2024 draft class.
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Unfortunately, the Packers have done well in this year's draft by filling their needs on defense.

They chose Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Morgan 25th overall, making him the first offensive lineman chosen in the first round by the Packers in 13 years. He was the seventh offensive lineman chosen in this year's draft, which underscores how ridiculously deep the offensive linemen were in this year's draft.

He played 98% of the snap as a left tackle in 2023; his shorter arm makes him a candidate for the position of his guard. However, with the departure of former starter David Bakhtiari, it would not be shocking to see him eventually get a shot at left tackle despite his actual length and become another stout player for them because they are the Packers.

In the second-round, they traded down with the New Orleans Saints by moving from the 41st to 45th while receiving 168th and 190th pick, and selected Texas A&M linebacker Edgerrin Cooper. This pick accommodates their new defensive coordinator, Jeff Hafley, as they transition from 3-4 to 4-3 defense.

Some draft experts considered him the top linebacker prospect in a frail linebacker class. Cooper could be a real menace as a rookie, creating problems for NFC North opponents. They also double down by drafting Ty'Ron Hopper from Missouri 91st overall, another SEC linebacker, who was second in the SEC with 16 tackles for a loss although he also missed 18 tackles, third worst in SEC, adding much needed depth to inside linebacker position.

The Packers were not done with their defensive makeover as they used their second-round pick to select Georgia safety Javon Bullard 58th overall. A starter since being a freshman on a loaded Georgia team, he won the CFB National Championship in 2021-22 and excelled in the SEC.

He is listed at 5'10" and 198 pounds, but do not let his size fool you. He is battle-tested, can play in the slot, and is a stout run defender. With the signing of Xavier McKinney this off-season, they have a new safety that could cause problems around the league. As brilliant as Caleb Williams is, the fans must understand he will make his share of rookie mistakes in 2024. Hopefully, it will not be against the Packers and their safeties.