2. Connor Barwin, Outside Linebacker
One of the most underrated pass rushers of the past decade is Connor Barwin. He started his career with the Houston Texans, but was traded after the 2012 season to the Philadelphia Eagles. He had a productive few seasons with them, and even made a Pro Bowl selection in 2014 when he racked up 14.5 sacks.
Barwin was released after the 2016 season and signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams. He started 13 games for them last season, and was elected a team captain. Still only 31-years-old, Barwin appears to have a few productive seasons left at a starter-level.
Would the Packers reach out to Barwin after showing no interest last offseason? Of course, Ted Thompson was making executive decisions at that time, but you’d have to think his influence is still relevant. Regardless, Barwin would be a sneaky-good signing for a Packers team that has very little experience at pass rusher after Clay Matthews and Nick Perry.