In the Packers first offseason without Ted Thompson running the team they actually went out and spent money in free agency signing both Jimmy Graham and Muhammad Wilkerson. Now with the 2018 NFL Draft just around the corner, here is a look at the Green Bay Packers Team Needs heading into the draft.
Green Bay Packers Team Needs
The team resigned the rising Davante Adams, but have been left without much behind him after releasing Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb has never been able to fully return to form after injuries the past two seasons. Giving Aaron Rodgers more weapons is a surefire way to get the Packers back into the playoffs in 2018.
After drafting Kevin King last year, Green Bay still must add more pieces to a depleted secondary. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the team double dip in the draft after striking out on their offer sheet to Kyle Fuller.
The Packers offensive tackles have been hit by the injury bug over the years, meaning quality depth is a must. Adding a player who can slot in as a swing tackle while competing for the starting right tackle spot is a need.
Nick Perry has never lived up to his draft spot and Clay Matthews is getting up there in years The team needs to find a dynamic edge rusher who can catapult their defense into a unit who can get after the opposing quarterback. Don’t be surprised if the team decides to address the position in the first two rounds with a prospect like Marcus Davenport.
After trading away Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns the already thin safety group got worse. Finding a running mate for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix should be another priority that the Packers can get value on at the end of round one if they so choose or in the middle rounds.
Depth at the inside linebacker spot has been a major need for years with the Packers, as the front office tends to not see the position as a priority. While the average play of the starters in 2017 doesn’t make this a glaring hole bringing in pieces to compete and strengthen the depth should be taken seriously.
Just like the offensive tackle position the Packers need to bring in more depth and competition for starting spots along the interior of their offensive line. With Aaron Rodgers in his prime the team has to do all they can to keep the pocket clean for him to be at his best.