The 2018 NFL Draft day is officially here so let’s examine the five biggest needs the Green Bay Packers must address over the next three days.
Our beloved Green Bay Packers currently have 12 picks in this year’s NFL Draft. An abundant number of picks to build on the team’s biggest needs. Also, a good number to possibly trade and move up in this year’s draft.
Green Bay had many offseason changes. Most importantly on draft day, is the fact new general manager Brian Gutekunst has replaced longstanding Ted Thompson. While Thompson is loved for bringing in the likes of Aaron Rodgers, he was starting to develop a growing crowd calling for him to be replaced.
The Packers also parted ways with the fan favorite wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Nelson currently leaves a huge void at the receiver position.
Morgan Burnett decided to take his game to Pittsburgh and join the Steelers. Green Bay also traded away it’s starting corner, Damarious Randall. The Packers brought in backup quarterback depth with DeShone Kizer in the deal for Randall. Many fans would still like to see additions in the secondary, even though the team brought back a fan favorite, Tramon Williams.
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Green Bay did make a splash by signing free agent Jimmy Graham to play tight end. Only a year after getting completely burned by the Martellus Bennett signing. The tight end position also parted ways with the Hail Mary master Richard Rodgers leaving for the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Could this still be a position the Packers target?
A pure pass rusher could be high on the list tonight. An aging, often injured Clay Matthews may have seen his best days behind him. Nick Perry also seems to find his way to the injury list on a frequent basis.
With that said, let’s examine the Green Bay Packers’ five biggest needs heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. Finally, a day of football is here. Not one, not two, but three days of NFL football. It doesn’t get much better than this.