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NFL Draft Day 2: Packers add 4 players to positions of need in rounds 2 and 3

Packers select Georgia safety Javon Bullard at pick No. 58
Posted at 7:14 PM, Apr 26, 2024

GREEN BAY — After selecting University of Arizona left tackle Jordan Morgan in the first round with pick No. 25, Green Bay came into Friday night with four picks for rounds and two and three.

The Packers traded down from pick No. 41 in the second round with the New Orleans Saints and picked up picks 45, 168 and 190. The Packers selected Texas A&M linebacker Edgerrin Cooper at pick No. 45.

Cooper who was named first-team All-American had 17 tackles for a loss and eight sacks this past season. He says he's excited to team up with Packers linebacker Quay Walker:

“Having two weapons on the field like that I feel like can be very dangerous," Cooper said.

Here is the scouting report from the Athletic's draft expert Dane Brugler:

"Overall, Cooper has some undisciplined tendencies and will run himself out of plays, but he is a fast-flowing linebacker who can run and cover. He has the explosive traits to be a regular on special teams as a rookie and grow into a three -down linebacker role in the NFL."

At pick 58, the Packers drafted their compliment to new free agent addition Xavier McKinney. They selected Georgia safety Javon Bullard.

Bullard was the defensive MVP for the Bulldogs in their 2022 National title victory over TCU. He had two interceptions in that game.

In the last two years, Cooper started 22 games for the Bulldogs and had 114 tackles, four interceptions and 12 pass defended.

Here's Brugler's scouting report:

"Overall, Bullard doesn’t have ideal size or length, but he is ultra-instinctive and makes his presence felt at all three levels of the field. His skill set fits best as a hybrid nickel defender who can handle box duties, disguise his intentions and drop into space."

At pick No. 88 in the 3rd round the Packers selected Marshawn Lloyd, running back out of USC.

Lloyd averaged seven yards per carry (116 rushes for 820 yards) and 17.8 yards per catch last season (13 receptions for 323 yards) . He was NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah's top running back in the entire draft.

Here is Brugler's scouting report:

"Overall, Lloyd doesn’t have the profile of a high-volume back, but he can spark an NFL offense with his mix of patience, burst and promise as a pass catcher. His tape gives me flashbacks of a thicker version of Duke Johnson when he was coming out of Miami."

At pick No. 91 the team picked linebacker out of Mizzou, Ty'ron Hopper.

Last season he had 55 tackles and six tackles for a loss in 10 games.

Brugler's scouting report:

"Overall, Hopper needs to be more consistent at the point of attack and as a finisher, but he is a fast-flowing athlete with the pursuit skills and blitzing talent to find a home in the NFL. He projects as a run-and-chase rotational linebacker with the skill set for special teams."