Packers 3 Biggest NFL Draft Needs Following Free Agency
The Green Bay Packers went 13-3 last season and made an NFC Championship game appearance. While it was a good year, they know there is still room for improvement.
The Packers have had a mild offseason, making a few key moves, but it still leaves much to be desired in the NFL Draft. Bringing in Christian Kirksey was a solid move, but it comes with the loss of Blake Martinez.
With all of this in mind, let's take a look at three areas the Packers need to focus on improving in the NFL Draft.
1. Wide Receiver
Yes, Green Bay signed Devin Funchess, who has shown flashes in his short career, but he is also coming off a year that saw him miss 15 games due to injury. Without a viable and reliable second receiving option across form Davante Adams, the Packers' passing game could take a step back in 2020, especially with Aaron Rodgers being another year older. It's time for them to go after a top home-grown wideout in the draft.
2. Offensive Line
Similar to wide receiver, the Packers made an attempt in free agency to fill this hole. They signed Rick Wagner after letting Bryan Bulaga walk. Bulaga is one of the league's best tackles when healthy, and Wagner, while viable, simply isn't that. Even if Wagner ends up winning the starting right tackle job, the Packers could use the depth and competition heading into the season.
While this seems like an odd thing to appear on this list, especially with Aaron Rodgers as still one of the league's top QBs, the Packers backup situation is pretty bad. Currently Tim Boyle holds that spot. He has 15 career passing yards and didn't come out as a highly-touted prospect either. Much like how Rodgers came into the league, a QB with a high ceiling could come in and sit behind Rodgers for 2-3 years and learn the system, especially if they're QBs who are expected to need some grooming from the get go. Players like Jordon Love, Jalen Hurts or Jake Fromm could fall into this category. It's a wise spot to address as long as Green Bay doesn't reach on the pick.
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