2019 Draft Needs Tracker: Green Bay Packers

With the draft looming a few short weeks away, teams are busy figuring out who can make their teams better. Here’s my take on what your team needs to do in the draft to take the next step.

NFC North:Green Bay Packers

Picks
1st Round: 12, 30
2nd Round: 44
3rd Round: 76

Green Bay may have looked shaky this season, but with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, you’re never really all that far from the promised land. Having two picks in the first round also makes rebuilding a far simpler affair. Sure, they could package those picks and trade up, but I think that they’ll like the idea of reinvigorating the defense with an edge rusher and then giving the offense a new weapon with that thirtieth pick. An edge rusher to replace the past-his-prime Clay Matthews is the obvious place to start. Like Detroit, the Packers won’t be in position to get one of the brand-name edge rushers, but there will still be plenty of talent available. A shifty slot receiver could open up space across the field, but it seems that a pass-catching tight end is a more pressing need, to help A-Rod move the chains with easier connections and consistency. Star TE Jimmy Graham is on a three-year deal, but he’s 32-years old, and he just didn’t seem to be the same guy he was in New Orleans, or Seattle, catching only two TD’s in a Packers uniform last year, which ties his career-low (from an injury plagued 2015 campaign). There’s a lot to like about infusing Green Bay’s offense with a reliable weapon that’s hard to cover with linebackers or smaller slot cornerbacks.

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