April 15, 2024

The Green Bay Packers will have 11 overall picks in the 2024 NFL Draft and one of the names to keep an eye on throughout the NFL Draft process is Tennessee Volunteers running back Jaylen Wright. Wright has been moving up draft boards as of late and one of Green Bay’s needs this offseason is running back.

He was a junior this past season for Tennessee and is 5’11” and weighs 210 lbs. This past season for the Volunteers, he rushed for 1,013 yards on 137 carries and four touchdowns and averaged 7.4 yards per carry. Jaylen Wright also caught 22 passes for 141 yards receiving and zero touchdowns, along with averaging 6.4 yards per reception.

There were six times this season that Wright rushed for 100 yards or more in a single game. He has the potential to be a starting running back in the NFL. Jaylen Wright can be one of the first running backs taken off the board and no running backs are projected to go until at least the second round of the draft.

When being recruited out of high school, he was a three-star recruit.

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Jaylen Wright Would be the Perfect Running Back To Eventually Replace Aaron Jones on the Green Bay Packers

There are fans that would want Blake Corum from Michigan or Braelon Allen from Wisconsin, but Wright is the running back that fans should want general manager Brian Gutekunst taking. The Green Bay Packers will have five selections in the first three rounds and one of those picks should try and be running back Jaylen Wright from Tennessee.

He would be the perfect offensive scheme fit for head coach Matt LaFleur and would be the perfect running back to eventually replace Aaron Jones. Jones is entering the final year of his contract. AJ Dillon is a pending free agent and wouldn’t be re-signed.

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