With the first of their 3rd round picks in the 2024 NFL Draft the Packers selected MarShawn Lloyd, a Running Back from the University of Southern California.

Lloyd ends up being the only offensive player picked by the Packers on day two.

Earlier in the night the Packers helped their defense by drafting Linebacker Edgerrin Cooper and safety Javon Bullard in the second round of the draft.

The Packers also had another 3rd round pick at pick number 91 and went on the defensive side with Ty’Ron Hopper from Missouri.

Going into night three of the Draft the Packers have 8 picks after trading back in the second round and gaining 2 picks.


Lloyd has shown flashes that he could be part of a more expansive role on offense.

But based on his play he is more of a complementary Running Back with big play potential.

During his senior year with USC he showed improved tempo and ability to set up blocks.

He is able to make sudden lateral cuts with his good footwork and wide base, making him hard to tackle in the open field.

Lloyd also has the speed and shake to make his a threat out of the backfield and possesses good pass catching abilities.

Lloyd only started in 2 games last season with USC.

During his lone season at USC Lloyd appeared in 11 games and rushed for 820 yards on 116 attempts and 9 touchdowns, while averaging 7.1 yards per carry.

He also had 13 receptions for 232 yards, averaging 17.8 yards per reception.

Before arriving at USC, Llyod was at the University of South Carolina for 3 years.

Team Fit:

After releasing Aaron Jones, the Packers Running Back room is going to look very different than in years past.

With the signing of Josh Jacobs and the resigning of A.J Dillon, Lloyd will most likely be competing for the 3rd running back spot behind those two along with Emmanuel Wilson.

Lloyd though could also be battling for the second Running back spot, as Dillons spot on the roster is not exactly guaranteed.

Lloyd can help the Packers not only as a rushing threat but as a passing threat as well.

Both Jacobs and Dillon have similar styles as they are power backs, while Lloyd can be the speed back.

He has the size and speed to be a change of pace back and can spell Jacobs if needed.


Hau Khuong has been a Packers fan since 1996. He currently works as a video editor in Green Bay and writes for PackersTalk.com and you can follow him on twitter at @HauKhuongSports.