Green Bay Packers: 3 Free Agency & Draft Scenarios

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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) /

Packers sign one of the top free-agent LBs

At the NFL Combine, the Green Bay Packers were linked to Cory Littleton, Joe Schobert, and Nick Kwiatkoski. They would also meet with Christian Kirksey this past week. So for this scenario let’s say that Green Bay signs one of those three players, which would likely have them looking at a different position early on in the draft.

So here is how the draft went knowing that the linebacker position was taken care of:

Round 1: Denzel Mims WR – Baylor

Round 2: Prince Tega Wanogho OT – Auburn

Round 3: Brycen Hopkins TE – Purdue

Takeaway: If the Packers are able to take care of the linebacker position in free agency, I think it really gives them a lot of freedom in these first few rounds. Although Kenneth Murray was on the board at pick 30, I was able to focus on the wide receiver position and I took who I thought was the best available in Denzel Mims.

In Round 2, I was able to find what I hope to be the long-term solution at right tackle in Prince Tega Wanogho who has all the tools to be a successful NFL tackle. And in Round 3, I was once again able to address the passing game by taking Brycen Hopkins who had over 1,400 receiving yards during his final two seasons at Purdue.

These three players coupled with a stud linebacker in free agency and Green Bay’s three biggest holes are now in much better shape.