2023 NFL Draft: Early Look At Potential Packers — Offense

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In this article we are taking an early look at potential Packers 2023 NFL draft prospects. In this first part, we look at offensive players. It’s important to remember there is a lot more information to be gathered in the process, especially since the Packers rely on athletic testing heavily. These will be players to familiarize yourselves with who could be on Green Bay’s draft board come late April.

Since it is highly unlikely that the Packers will pick in the top five of the 2023 NFL draft, I will not be including players who are expected to go that high, like Jalen Carter or Will Anderson. I will also be judging based off players that fit what the Packers look for with the information we have. So, for example, no Dawand Jones, as he’s not a great fit for a zone offense.

Now, let’s get to it!


With a bunch of quarterbacks heading back or entering the transfer portal, the class has lost a lot of its depth. The Packers tend to like quarterbacks who are decent athletes, at least 6’2″, and have a solid build. I don’t see the Packers drafting a QB in the first, but I will still list them just in case. Crazier things have happened!

Texas running back Bijan Robinson could be a target for the Packers in the 2023 NFL draft
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This is a pretty solid, and deep, class. The Packers like their running backs to be 5’9+ and at least 200 pounds. They also tend to prefer solid, all-around athletes. Being able to contribute in the passing game is a huge plus.

  • Bijan Robinson, Texas
  • Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
  • Zach Evans, Mississippi
  • Kenny McIntosh, Georgia
  • Tank Bigsby, Auburn
  • Roschon Johnson, Texas
  • Sean Tucker, Syracuse
  • Eric Gray, Oklahoma
  • Chase Brown, Illinois
  • Kendre Miller, TCU
  • Tyjae Spears, Tulane
  • Zach Charbonnet, UCLA
  • Blake Corum, Michigan
  • Travis Dye, USC
  • Kendall Milton, Georgia
  • Lew Nichols III, Central Michigan
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The tight end class is not a great group outside of the top five, but it’s an ok group. The Packers don’t have hardcore requirements for their tight ends. Usually 6’3+, 245+, and at least an average athlete.

  • Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
  • Tucker Kraft, South Dakota State
  • Darnell Washington, Georgia
  • Dalton Kincaid, Utah
  • Zach Kuntz, Old Dominion
  • Josh Whyle, Cincinnati
  • Luke Schoonmaker, Michigan
  • Blake Whiteheart, Wake Forest
  • Will Mallory, Miami
  • Cameron Latu, Alabama
  • Sam LaPorta, Iowa
  • Luke Musgrave, Oregon State
  • Brevyn Spann-Ford, Minnesota
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The wide receiver class is a super deep group, but it’s not great at the top. There are a number of guys who fit the Packers size preference. This has been talked about a lot. They like them 6’1+, 190+ and good athletes. Usually 4.55 or faster and with good agility scores. Also willing blockers.

  • Quentin Johnston, TCU
  • AT Perry, Wake Forest
  • Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia
  • Rashee Rice, SMU
  • Andrei Iosivas, Princeton
  • Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss
  • Michael Wilson, Stanford
  • Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
  • Rome Odunze, Washington
  • Jacob Copeland, Maryland
  • Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State
  • Puka Nacua, BYU
  • Jalen Wayne, South Alabama
  • Justin Shorter, Florida
  • Michael Jefferson, Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Jared Wayne, Pitts
  • Trey Palmer, Nebraska
  • Zakhari Franklin, UTSA
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Despite Olu Fashanu returning to Penn State, it is still a pretty deep group. This is another position that the Packers prefer highly athletic players. Usually 6’4+ 305+ with at least 33″ arms.

  • Paris Johnson, Ohio State
  • Blake Freeland, BYU
  • Anton Harrison, Oklahoma
  • Broderick Jones, Georgia
  • Patrick Paul, Houston
  • Matthew Bergeron, Syracuse
  • Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
  • Javon Foster, Missouri
  • Tylan Grable, UCF
  • Delmar Glaze, Maryland
  • John Ojukwu, Boise State
  • Alfred Edwards, Utah State
  • Marcus Bryant, SMU
Interior OL:
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The center group is solid, and there is potential with the guard group if certain tackles move inside. This position is somewhat similar to tackles as far as the Packers’ preferences. Arm length is not as much of a requirement, and they will take guys who are under 6’4. Versatility is also a big plus.

  • Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
  • Nick Broeker, Ole Miss
  • Cody Mauch, NDSU
  • Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
  • John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota
  • Jarrett Patterson, ND
  • Joe Tippman, Wisconsin
  • Nick Saldiveri, Old Dominion
  • Jaylon Thomas, SMU
  • McClendon Curtis, Chattanooga
  • Alex Palczewski, Illinois
  • Samuel jackson, UCF
  • Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
  • Jordan McFadden, Clemson
  • Alex Forsyth, Oregon
  • Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan
  • Alan Ali, TCU
  • Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane
  • Matthew Lee, UCF
  • Ryan Hayes, Michigan
  • Michael Jurgens, Wake Forest
  • Matthew Bedford, Indiana
  • Matthew Jones, OSU
  • Donovan Jennings, USF
  • Cedrice Paillant, Marshall
  • Jacob Likes, Memphis
  • Rusty Staats, Western Kentucky
  • Ilm Manning, Hawaii

For more on the Packers, check out my latest piece detailing the struggles on defense and what the team should do about them. You can also find the database that I update almost daily over at our good friends RiseNDraft.

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