Green Bay Packers Roundtable: Predictions for Free Agency

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 15: Cory Littleton #58 of the Los Angeles Rams runs onto the field before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

3. Who is the “biggest name” the Packers will sign in free agency?

Jacob Westendorf: Corey Littleton – of the positions they’ve been connected to in FA, linebacker is the least likely one they’ll be able to address in the draft on the high end. They can find pass catchers. They probably won’t be able to bank on Kenneth Murray and/or Patrick Queen being available at 30.

Mike Wendlandt: I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Michael Brockers will be the biggest free agent addition in Green and Gold next season. I almost said Everson Griffin, and I could see that happening if he can’t work out a deal to return to Minnesota, but Brockers is the kind of guy who can balance out the defensive line and play three downs. Still only 29 years old, he likely won’t be able to return to Los Angeles with the amount of money they’ve paid their top guys (Goff, Gurley, Ramsey, etc.).

At 6’5″ and 305 lbs, Brockers has the size and ability to line up next to Kenny Clark and control the line of scrimmage. He’s also been extremely durable, playing at least fourteen games in each of the past seven seasons, including all sixteen in five of them. I can’t see there being a massive bidding war for him and he could be Brian Gutekunst’s equivalent of signing Ryan Pickett to shore up the trenches.

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Paul Bretl: They’ve already been linked to a few big names including Austin Hooper, Cory Littleton, Joe Schobert, and Nick Kwiatkoski. In past offseasons, we’ve seen Brian Gutekunst attack positions of need quite aggressively and even though the Packers have limited spending power compared to 2019, I still think he brings in one big-name player.

So having said that, I’m going to go with Cory Littleton. He’s easily the best linebacker on the market with very good sideline-to-sideline range, a reliable tackler, and he can make plays in the run game as well. He just has the potential to make a huge impact in the middle of this defense.

And while Hooper is a player that many want, with a loaded wide receiver class, my guess is that Gutey chooses to address the passing game there, rather than paying big money once again for a tight end.