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NFL Draft Day 3: Packers draft Tulane QB Michael Pratt

Packers draft Tulane QB Michael Pratt in Round 7.
Posted at 12:51 PM, Apr 27, 2024

GREEN BAY — On Saturday the Green Bay Packers came into day 3 of the NFL draft with 8 picks to bolster their roster.

Here's who the Packers selected in rounds 1-3:

Round 1, pick 25: Jordan Morgan - Left Tackle - Arizona
Round 2, Pick 13: Edgerrin Cooper - Linebacker - Texas A&M
Round 2, Pick 26: Javon Bullard - Safety - Georgia
Round 3, Pick 25: MarShawn Lloyd - Running Back - USC
Round 3, Pick 28, Ty'Ron Hopper - Linebacker - Missouri.

For their first pick on day 3, the Packers traded up with the New York Jets giving up picks 126 and 190 for 111 and with that selection they took Oregon senior Safety Evan Williams. The Fresno State transfer led the Ducks with 82 tackles this past season and was second-team All-Pac-12.

Here's the Athletic's Dane Brugler scouting report:

"Overall, Williams doesn’t have playmaking instincts in the deep half of the field, but he is an energetic field presence with a trigger and toughness that are easy to appreciate. He projects as a backup strong safety and core special teamer in the mold of Alohi Gilman."

The Packers then traded up in a move with the Buffalo Bills, trading picks 168 and 219 to move up to No. 163. With Pick 163 the Packers selected Duke offensive lineman Jacob Monk. The Blue Devils offensive lineman played multiple spots 36 starts at RG, 12 at RT, 10 at center in his college career. Over the last two years he split time solely at guard and center. He was a team captain and earned All-ACC honors the last three seasons.

Here's the Athletic's Dane Brugler scouting report:

"Overall, Monk doesn’t have elite size and strength, which puts more of a premium on his technique, but his foot quickness and football IQ belong on an NFL roster. He projects best as a backup center who can fill in at guard in a pinch."

At pick No. 169, the Packers selected Kitan Oladapo, a safety out of Oregon State.

Oladapo began his Beavers career in 2018 as a walk-on before working his way up to become a starter in 2021. This past season, he led his team in interceptions (2) and passes defended (10).

Here is Brugler's report:

"Overall, Oladapo doesn’t have ideal top-end speed or rangy ball skills for deep coverage, but he is a good-sized athlete who trusts his sightlines and enjoys making noise in the run game. He projects best as a down safety who can also earn his paycheck on special teams."

At pick 202 the Green Bay Packers selected Georgia State left tackle Travis Glover. He played left tackle in his final year, but during his career with the Panthers he played 18 games at right tackle, 4 at guard and 35 at left tackle. He was first-team All-Sun Belt conference in 2023.

Here's Brugler's report:

Overall, Glover isn’t an explosive athlete,and achieving leverage will be a constant battle for him, but he also isn’t a slug and looks for ways to unleash his power in all areas. Given his experience at both tackle and guard, he can provide depth at multiple spots on a team’s depth chart.

With pick No. 245 the Packers gave backup QB Sean Clifford some competition by selecting Tulane QB Michael Pratt.

In his final season with the Green Wave Pratt was AAC Offensive POY and First team All-AAC. A four year starter, in his time at Tulane Pratt passed for 9,603 yards, 90 touchdowns and 26 interceptions

Brugler had him projected to go in the third or fourth round:

"Overall, Pratt might not have the high-level physical traits to carry an NFL offense, but you don’t see panic in his game, and he has natural sense for where to go with the football. He projects as a quality NFL backup with starting upside in the right role."

With the Packers final pick in the draft, at pick No. 255 the team selected Penn State CB Kalen King.

King was a second-team All-American with 28 passes defended and 3 interceptions. In 2023, he was second-team All-Big Ten.

Here is Brugler's scouting report.

"Overall, King is a fluid athlete with the aggressive play personality desired for the position, but his inconsistent tackling, coverage spacing and feel for when to take chances will continue to result in volatility in his game. He is viewed as a possible safety candidate by several NFL teams."