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NFL Draft 2024: First-round targets the Packers should avoid at #25

NFL Draft 2024: First-round targets the Packers should avoid at #25

The Packers have plenty of options with the 25th pick, but some moves may not be ideal.

The 2024 NFL Draft is nearly here, and the Green Bay Packers need to steer clear of a handful of prospects with the 25th pick.

This isn’t to say that the Packers should avoid these prospects altogether if they fall into the second round. However, whether it’s positional value or the prospect themselves, these players would come with significant risk on a first-round pick the Packers need to hit on to contend in 2024.

Of course, the Packers could very well pick one...

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Monday Cheese Curds: Draft week 2024 is finally here

Monday Cheese Curds: Draft week 2024 is finally here

The waiting is almost over - we're now down to just three days to go before the 2024 NFL Draft.

Get your final mock drafts in and read up on those final few late-round prospects, because the 2024 NFL Draft is finally about to arrive. The wait for the draft seems to get longer every year, but we're now within a week of the big event.

That also means we are just over a year out from the draft coming to Green Bay, giving the city and the Packers their first big NFL event in history. With the league almost...

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SB Nation 2024 NFL mock draft: Packers hold steady at No. 25; still fill major need

SB Nation 2024 NFL mock draft: Packers hold steady at No. 25; still fill major need

If the board shakes out similarly on draft night, it’ll be a good start for the Packers.

Here at SB Nation, we gather our communities together for a very special mock draft every offseason where each site runner makes their first-round draft pick for their respective team. Trades are part of the process. For the Green Bay Packers, though, I decided to stay put at the 25th overall pick as an exercise to see who could be available on the board if general manager Brian Gutekunst chose to stick it out.

Below were the results by the time I was...

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Packers 2024 Top 30 Draft Visit Tracker

Packers 2024 Top 30 Draft Visit Tracker

The Packers are starting to schedule their official visitors in the ramp-up to Draft Day in April.

The 2024 NFL Draft is exactly six weeks away, and the Green Bay Packers have begun setting up official visits for draft prospects. Green Bay has historically drafted many of the players whom they bring in for the formal “Top-30” visits, so tracking these prospects is a worthwhile exercise.

Last year, the Packers drafted four of the players who they brought in on these visits and acquired two more, either as undrafted free agents after the draft or as free agents later on...

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Packers roster updates, team announces 4-3 linebackers and defensive linemen

Packers roster updates, team announces 4-3 linebackers and defensive linemen

The only real question left is whether Colby Wooden is an end or tackle in Green Bay’s new 4-3 defense.

The Green Bay Packers officially updated their roster with the start of their organized team activities (OTAs) last week. This is most significant for the team’s front seven, as the team transitions from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense this year. Based on how the team laid out their roster, though, don’t assume that there are going to be grand changes with personnel.

Many wondered whether 3-4 outside linebackers like Preston Smith will be able to take on the...

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Packers Big Board Vote #5: Tyler Guyton is off the board

Packers Big Board Vote #5: Tyler Guyton is off the board

In a surprising turn of events Guyton was selected by fans before Georgia’s Amarius Mims, who is expected to be drafted earlier than Guyton on Thursday.

I gotta say, I’m surprised by the last round of results, but Green Bay Packers fans have spoken. Despite Oklahoma’s Tyler Guyton being ranked 30th on the consensus draft board compared to Georgia’s Amarius Mims (23rd), Guyton edged out both Mims and Alabama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry in the fourth edition of our big board polls.

To me, Mims is clearly the better prospect, as I struggle to see a significant difference between Guyton and...

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Packers DC Jeff Hafley talks personnel, scheme in new interview

Packers DC Jeff Hafley talks personnel, scheme in new interview

“We’re get upfield as fast as we can,” said Hafley about Green Bay’s plan for their defensive linemen.

New Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley recently sat down with the Packers’ Larry McCarren to discuss his team’s personnel, mentality and defensive scheme just about a week before the 2024 NFL Draft. With organized team activities already underway, Hafley has finally been able to coach up his unit first-hand as an NFL defensive coordinator, but we aren’t yet fully sure what we’ll be watching on Sundays this season.

On the Packers’ defensive personnel

We’ve got really good players....

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Packers among lowest-spending NFL teams for 2024 season

Packers among lowest-spending NFL teams for 2024 season

Green bay has a way to create cap space in the fear future, but their spending ranks 30th in the league right now.

According to Spotrac, the Green Bay Packers are only set to spend $192 million in cash on their roster going into the 2024 season — excluding rookie contracts — which ranks as the third-lowest amount in the league. The offensive side of the ball, in particular, is very cheap for the Packers at the moment. They are currently set to spend $68.6 million there. For perspective, only one other team in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers, is...

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Packers Big Board Vote #4: Amarius Mims vs. Kool-Aid McKinstry

Packers Big Board Vote #4: Amarius Mims vs. Kool-Aid McKinstry

It looks like the biggest matchup left is between two SEC products who faced off in the conference’s title game.

Walking the line of who will be available for the Green Bay Packers with the 25th overall pick is a tricky thing. In our big board exercise, we’ve used ESPN’s Draft Day Predictor to narrow down the potential options for the Packers — ruling out players who have less than a 10 percent chance of being there at #25.

With that being said, the top three vote-getters in our big board results thus far are still players who are expected...

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You are very bad at draft analysis

You are very bad at draft analysis

Yes, you.

I’ve been covering the draft for like a decade now, and the one thing I think we can all agree on is that covering the draft is bad. It is mid-April, and the draft still isn’t until next week, and basically every Packer analyst is spending their time on Twitter arguing about whether Batman could defeat Goku if he was able to sit on the bench for a few years to develop, while some other draft analysts yell that it’s not worth thinking about, because Batman doesn’t meet the correct arm-length thresholds.

Most of you are normal football...

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Packers Reacts Results: Green Bay fans split on position for pick #25

Packers Reacts Results: Green Bay fans split on position for pick #25

50 percent of fans responded that they believe the team will use their first-round pick on an offensive lineman, but 40 percent said it will be a defensive back.

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Green Bay Packers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys.

Earlier this week, as asked you which position the Packers will be taking with their first-round pick. As we noted, there aren’t many prospects who warrant being in the conversation...

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Packers Big Board Vote #3: Pick the 2024 1st-round pick

Packers Big Board Vote #3: Pick the 2024 1st-round pick

Now that Cooper DeJean and Graham Barton are off the board, who do you believe is the most likely player to be Green Bay’s first-round choice?

Over the past few days, we’ve been able to use the ESPN Draft Day Predictor to narrow down who is expected to be on the big board for the Green Bay Packers with the 25th overall pick. From there, we’ve been running polls on which prospect you believe general manager Brian Gutekunst would take in these scenarios.

In the first edition of our polls, Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean, who can play cornerback or...

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