Full List of Green Bay Packers Draft Picks: Who Did Green Bay Take in the 2023 NFL Draft?

What picks did the Green Bay Packers have in the 2023 NFL Draft, and who will help them in a competitive NFC North division?

Full List of Green Bay Packers Draft Picks: Who Did Green Bay Take in the 2023 NFL Draft?

The NFC North is becoming more and more competitive. By extension, the Green Bay Packers needed their available 2023 NFL Draft picks to keep up with the changes.

Want to see how the Packers graded out during the 2023 NFL Draft? Then come check out our full Green Bay Packers draft grades. You can also see the entire 2023 NFL Draft results.

Green Bay Packers Draft Picks by Round in 2023

*Compensatory selection

How Many Draft Picks Did the Packers Have in the 2023 NFL Draft?

The Packers started the 2023 NFL Draft with 11 selections and ended it with 13. They received an impressive three picks this year in exchange for QB Aaron Rodgers in a massive trade with the New York Jets (picks 13, 42, and 207). On top of that capital, they had two picks in Rounds 5 and 6 each, to go along with four seventh-round selections.

MORE: History of Green Bay Packers First-Round NFL Draft Picks

Green Bay has historically been one of the league’s most consistent squads when it comes to acquiring and keeping capital. They’ve had at least seven selections in each draft since 2004. That steady stream of picks has allowed the Packers to maintain a strong talent base, which they’ve used to stay in contention in the NFC through the latter years of the Rodgers era.

On paper, at the very least, the Packers did a tremendous job in the 2023 NFL Draft. They made use of their early-round capital, adding a rare raw talent on the defensive line in Lukas Van Ness. Meanwhile, on the offensive side of the ball, they composed a formidable TE duo in Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft. Then they added the perfect complement to Christian Watson with Jayden Reed — a natural separator, catcher, and vertical threat.

On Day 3, the Packers had nine selections, and they made the most of those picks. There were a couple questionable decisions. Round 5 may have been a bit rich for Sean Clifford. And Green Bay’s kicker selection — Anders Carlson — wasn’t as efficient as desired in college. But aside from those two picks, Green Bay knocked Day 3 out of the park.

Colby Wooden is a versatile defensive lineman who can play outside the tackle or inside at 2i and 3-tech, as is Karl Brooks. Dontayvion Wicks and Grant DuBose are both long, wiry receiving threats with short-area athleticism and superb catching instincts. Anthony Johnson Jr. is an experienced DB with versatility all across the secondary, and Carrington Valentine has potential starter upside with his high-energy traits and physicality.

The Packers needed a strong 2023 NFL Draft class to springboard into the Jordan Love era and give the young QB a jolt of momentum. Time will tell if this class delivers on its potential, but based on pre-draft evaluations, Green Bay did exceptionally well on all three days.


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Ian Cummings began his writing career in 2017 as a contributor and then a co-expert at Riggo's Rag, a FanSided site dedicated to covering the Washington Commanders. He joined Pro Football Network as an editor in 2019. In 2019 and 2020, he maintained editing duties, while also providing fantasy, NFL Draft, and team-specific content as a contractor. Ian graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing in the summer of 2021. Shortly thereafter, he became a full-time NFL Draft analyst for PFN.

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