Ranking the Packers Draft Needs Post-Free Agency

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16). Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The Packers are still in search for a steady backup quarterback to play behind Aaron Rodgers.

Scott Tolzien shows some promise, but also demonstrated last year he’s not ready to be thrown in the fire quite yet and needs time and an offseason program to develop.

Green Bay may decide to bring back Matt Flynn for a few more years as an insurance policy at the position.

Flynn knows the system and is comfortable with Green Bay’s coaches. However, Flynn has already hit his ceiling and his lack of arm strength has to be a concern.

South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14). Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports


The Packers may be better off drafting a quarterback in a middle or late round to develop behind Rodgers.

South Carolina’s Connor Shaw and Pitt’s Tom Savage are two QBs that immediately come to mind and fit this mold. They both have a lot of raw talent but need time and coaching to develop.

The Packers may also look a few lesser known prospects, like Ball State’s Keith Wenning or Cornell’s Jeff Mathews. Both players have big arms and played in up-tempo offenses in college, but don’t have the name recognition or faced the high level of competition as some of the other players at the position.