2024 NFC North Draft Recap

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The NFL Draft 2024 is in the books. Might as well give you a very timely article of what happened and talk about the NFC North rosters after the draft.

NFC North Champ (2023 and 2024) Detroit Lions

Future at Cornerback baby! Lions needed corners beyond 2024 and they got two! Terrion Arnold fell and Lions moved up from 29 to 24 giving up a third round pick. Ennis Rakestraw fell to late Round 2 and the Lions snatched him up to double dip. Lions CB roomed transformed with Carlton Davis (traded pick 91 for him), Terrion Arnold, Rakestraw, Amik Robertson (FA) and Emmanuel Mosely (re-sign after injury). Holeless folks. Gave up a future 3rd for a potential stud future RT or RG in Manu with an extra 4th. Great special team player and RB/Safety in Vaki in extra Round 4 pick giving up their extra future 4th (Swift trade back to Philly). Mahogany could be a steal as a right guard in Round 3 as well. Wingo pass rushing DT.

Rnd Pick Team Name Pos College
1 24 Detroit Lions Terrion Arnold CB Alabama SEC from Dallas[R1 – 6]
2 61 Detroit Lions Ennis Rakestraw Jr. CB Missouri SEC
4 126 Detroit Lions Giovanni Manu OT British Columbia CWUAA from Green Bay via NY Jets [R4 – 11]
4* 132 Detroit Lions Sione Vaki S Utah Pac-12 from San Francisco via Philadelphia[R4 – 14]
6 189 Detroit Lions Mekhi Wingo DT LSU SEC from Denver via LA Rams, Buffalo, and Houston[R6 – 9]
6* 210 Detroit Lions Christian Mahogany OG Boston College ACC from Philadelphia[R6 – 21]


Green Bay Packers

Filling holes. Replaced Bakhtiari with Morgan, replaced Campbell and LB depth with Cooper and Hopper, replaced 3 safeties (Bullard, Williams, Oladapo). Added a future RB with some good skills too in Lloyd. Double dipped at LB and triple dipped at safety. QB3 added with potential for QB2 in 7th round with Pratt.

Rnd Pick Team Name Pos College
1 25 Green Bay Packers Jordan Morgan OT Arizona Pac-12
2 45 Green Bay Packers Edgerrin Cooper LB Texas A&M SEC from Denver via New Orleans[R2 – 10]
2 58 Green Bay Packers Javon Bullard S Georgia SEC
3 88 Green Bay Packers MarShawn Lloyd RB USC Pac-12
3 91 Green Bay Packers Ty’Ron Hopper LB Missouri SEC from Buffalo[R3 – 11]
4 111 Green Bay Packers Evan Williams S Oregon Pac-12 from NY Jets[R4 – 3]
5 163 Green Bay Packers Jacob Monk C Duke ACC from Buffalo[R5 – 16]
5* 169 Green Bay Packers Kitan Oladapo S Oregon State Pac-12
6 202 Green Bay Packers Travis Glover OT Georgia State Sun Belt
7 245 Green Bay Packers Michael Pratt QB Tulane The American
7* 255 Green Bay Packers Kalen King CB Penn State Big Ten


Chicago Bears

Laughing at the Carolina Panther trade to get a franchise changing QB in Caleb Williams. Montez Sweat for Round 2 worth it for Chicago. Poles can GM folks. Interesting OT prospect from Yale in Round 3 and a punter in Round 4. Supposed to be a stud punter I guess.

Rnd Pick Team Name Pos College
1 1 Chicago Bears Caleb Williams QB USC Pac-12 from Carolina[R1 – 1]
1 9 Chicago Bears Rome Odunze WR Washington Pac-12
3 75 Chicago Bears Kiran Amegadjie OT Yale Ivy
4 122 Chicago Bears Tory Taylor P Iowa Big Ten from Philadelphia[R4 – 8]
5 144 Chicago Bears Austin Booker DE Kansas Big 12 from Chicago via Buffalo[R5 – 5]


Minnesota Vikings

“Franchise QB” replacing Cousins and added a good EDGE rusher replacing Hunter with two trade ups. New kicker from Bama in Round 6 and Khyree Jackson in Round 4 gives some corner depth.


Rnd Pick Team Name Pos College
1 10 Minnesota Vikings J. J. McCarthy QB Michigan Big Ten from NY Jets[R1 – 2]
1 17 Minnesota Vikings Dallas Turner DE Alabama SEC from Jacksonville[R1 – 4]
4 108 Minnesota Vikings Khyree Jackson CB Oregon Pac-12
6 177 Minnesota Vikings Walter Rouse OT Oklahoma Big 12 from Carolina via Jacksonville[R6 – 1]
6 203 Minnesota Vikings Will Reichard K Alabama SEC from Houston via Cleveland and Denver and NY Jets[R6 – 16]
7 230 Minnesota Vikings Michael Jurgens C Wake Forest ACC from Atlanta via Cleveland and Arizona[R7 – 9]
7 232 Minnesota Vikings Levi Drake Rodriguez DT Texas A&M–Commerce Southland from Denver via San Francisco and Houston[R7 – 11]


I don’t know who won the draft, but the Lions won the North in 2024 already. This will not backfire at all.