After over 40 days of negotiating between the Green Bay Packers, and the New York Jets a fair trade compensation for Aaron Rodgers was agreed upon. Both parties were satisfied with the deal. The Jets also received a pick. The Jets selected 15 and 170 in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Packers were awarded the Jets 13th overall selection along with the 42nd, and 207th of the 2023 Draft. Green Bay received a second-round conditional pick in the 2024 Draft that will be upgraded into a first-round selection if Rodgers performs 65 percent of plays in 2023.
Green Bay has 11 picks, giving them the opportunity to build their team around Jordan Love. We’ll look at the five players that Green Bay can select to improve their offense, now that they have an Aaron Rodgers-sized hole.
5. Lukas van Ness
Iowa defensive end Lukas van Ness has been hailed as a first-round selection who can play at any position in the frontline. He is a threat to quarterbacks because of his speed, elusiveness and presence at the other end of the line of scrimmage.
He would fit in perfectly with the Packers’ defensive line, which has already produced great players such as Kenny Clarke, Devonte Wilatt, Rashan Garry, and Preston Smith.
4. Jaxon Smith Njigba, WR (Ohio)
Jaxon Smith Njigba, the wide receiver from Ohio State, is a great option for the Packers to add another outstanding receiver like Davante Adam to their roster. The Packers have the perfect opportunity to add another great receiver to their roster in Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
The Green Bay Packers lack depth at the receiver position and the Ohio State player could compensate for this. Jordan Love will also benefit from Jaxon smith-Njigba playing on offense. They could be the best QB/WR combination in the NFL.
3. Dalton Kincaid, (TE, Utah).
The Packers also lack the firepower at the tight end position. Josiah Deguara is the team’s tight end, but he doesn’t have the same impact as Travis Kelce and Rob Gronkowski.
Dalton Kincaid is generating lots of buzz at this year’s NFL draft. Green Bay could add him to their roster. Kincaid will be a favorite of Jordan Love and can deliver results immediately.
2. Peter Skoronski (OT, NW University)
The Packers have added Peter Skoronski to their roster. He is the grandson of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bob Skoronski. Peter plays offensive tackle just like his grandfather for the Northwestern Wildcats.
Peter Skoronski has the blood, and the skills, of his grandfather who won five NFL championships as well as two Super Bowls during his 11 years in the NFL. The younger Skoronski could be used in the Packers offense as a guard. Skoronski’s family will celebrate if the Packers select him on Thursday.
1. Myles Murphy (DE, Clemson)
Myles Murphry was a beast for the Clemson tigers and could do the same as the Packers’ new defensive end. He can also play both on the inside and outside of the defensive line.
Murphy’s sophomore year, 2021, saw him record seven sacks and 38 tackles. He also had two forced fumbles. In 2022, he recorded 6.5 sacks and 40 tackles.