Besides cornerback, the Green Bay Packers desperately need to address their pass rush situation heading into the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Green Bay Packers pass rush could help out their secondary big time by improving their ability to get to the quarterback in 2018. Last season, they were tied for 17th in the league with 37 sacks, 19 behind the number one team Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Packers didn’t have a single player record more than eight, with Clay Matthews leading the team with 7.5 and Nick Perry following closely behind at seven. And neither player played all 16 games which has become a theme for the pair of outside linebackers.
After those two, Mike Daniels was third with five sacks. The lack of productivity simply won’t do for a team hoping to make a serious run at the Super Bowl.
There are a number of potential difference makers up and down the draft and new general manager Brian Gutekunst is likely to target at least one of them.
The good thing about pass rushers is they can come in all shapes, sizes and positions. Some of these guys might play outside linebacker, along the defensive line or as an inside linebacker.
Let’s check out five pass rushers the Packers could potentially target at some point throughout the draft.