With the 2024 NFL Draft quickly approaching, it makes sense to consider if the Green Bay Packers will end up drafting with their 25th overall selection in the first round. General manager Brian Gutekunst is known for being active on draft night, constantly moving all over the draft, and this year should be no different.

With 11 picks at his disposal, Gutekunst and the rest of the front office will be tasked with keeping the Super Bowl window open for Jordan Love and the roster. With plenty of holes to fill on each side of the ball, let’s look at a few potential landing spots if the Packers move up in the first round.

New Orleans Saints (14th)

While they do have nine total picks this year, seven of those nine picks for the New Orleans Saints come in Round 5 or later. By having 14th and 45th overall across the first two rounds, the Saints, who are in salary cap hell, may look to move down to get more second and third-round capital.

Green Bay, having two seconds and two thirds, could leverage some of those selections to move up 11 spots to potentially grab one of the Tier 1/2 offensive linemen or even a top cornerback. It likely wouldn’t take too much to make this move, as the Packers could probably send 25th, 58th (2nd), and 126th (4th) to jump up.

Seattle Seahawks (16th)

It isn’t NFL Draft season if the Packers and Seattle Seahawks aren’t mentioned together when it comes to a draft-day trade. Back in 2021, the Packers moved up from 30th to 21st with Seattle, giving up two fourth-round selections to select safety Darnell Savage.

Seattle only has seven picks to their names and no second rounders, and while sending 25th and a second is too rich, there is potential for a deal to be made here. 16th is where players like CB Nate Wiggins, DT Jer’Zhan Newton, OT JC Latham, and OL Graham Barton could be in play for the Packers.

Miami Dolphins (21st)

The final team on this list is a small move-up for the Packers, as the Miami Dolphins are only four spots above them at pick 21. Miami only has six picks to use this year, with 21 and 55 being their first two selections.

If the Dolphins would like to pick up a few Day 3 selections, Green Bay would probably be happy to oblige. Even though that pick is only four slots above the Packers, there can be a ton of value found in just those four spots, and Gutekunst is known for understanding tier breaks fairly well.

While expecting a trade back for the Packers may be more likely, Gutekunst has shown plenty of times in the past that he can be aggressive in getting his guy. With a trusted scouting staff around him, Gutekunst could very well look to pull another rabbit out of the hat come late April.


Mike Johrendt has been an avid fan of the Packers ever since he can remember. He is now a writer at PackersTalk and you can follow him on Twitter at @MJohrendt23