GREEN BAY – Based on their 8-9 finish to the 2022 regular season, the Packers will have the No. 15 overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Packers tied with the Patriots with an 8-9 record, but New England was awarded the 14th selection due to a lower strength of schedule (.502) than Green Bay's (.524).
After the first round, the Packers will then alternate positions with the Patriots in succeeding rounds of the draft.
If the Packers stay put and select at No. 15, it would mark their second-highest pick since 2009, behind only the No. 12 selection in 2019 that was used on Rashan Gary.
As things currently stand, the Packers have eight draft picks in 2023 – one in each of the first five rounds, plus three in the seventh round.
One extra seventh-round pick was acquired by trading Cole Van Lanen to Jacksonville right before final roster reductions at the end of training camp last summer.
Also, back in 2021 just prior to the start of the regular season, the Packers traded their 2023 sixth-round pick to the L.A. Rams for punter Corey Bojorquez, and picked up a 2023 seventh-rounder from the Rams in the process.
Free-agency compensatory picks will be announced by the league within the next couple of months. Unofficial projections indicate the Packers could receive one additional late-round pick.