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Packers 3 Biggest NFL Draft Needs Following Free Agency

Zach Brunner
Green Bay Packers' NFL Draft needs include wide receiver in 2020.
Green Bay Packers' NFL Draft needs include wide receiver in 2020. / Harry How/Getty Images
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The Green Bay Packers went 13-3 in their first season under head coach Matt LaFleur, winning the NFC North and making it to the NFC Championship. They will be looking to build upon last season, make it back to the playoffs and compete for the Lombardi Trophy.

In order to do this, the Packers still have some weaknesses that need to be addressed. These are the three biggest needs the Packers have heading into the NFL Draft.

1. Wide Receiver

Devin Funchess signed a one-year deal with Green Bay.
Devin Funchess signed a one-year deal with Green Bay. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Green Bay signed Devin Funchess to a cheap, team-friendly deal, which was a start to addressing the giant wide receiver need. However, there is still almost no depth below him, his contract is only for one season and there's no assurance that he will be better than the practice squad players that were catching passes last season. Aaron Rodgers needs another option to complement Davante Adams.

2. Inside Linebacker

The Packers added Christian Kirksey in free agency.
The Packers added Christian Kirksey in free agency. / Al Pereira/Getty Images

Starting middle linebacker Blake Martinez was not brought back this offseason. Instead, Green Bay signed Christian Kirksey, but there is still a major need at the position. Kirksey, Oren Burks, Ty Summers and Curtis Bolton form what is arguably one of the weakest linebacking corps in the NFL, and that's an issue that needs to be addressed immediately.

3. Cornerback

Kevin King gave up the fourth-most receiving yards last season.
Kevin King gave up the fourth-most receiving yards last season. / Harry How/Getty Images

The Packers' cornerback depth looks a lot like their wide receiver depth. Their top corner, Jaire Alexander, is one of the best in the league and will be a stud for years to come. Starting opposite of him is Kevin King, who was one of the worst corners in the NFL last season. Green Bay's fix for their terrible secondary has been to ramp up the pass rush, but at some point, they need to add young talent to this unit.


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