Ranking the Packers’ 2015 Draft Needs

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18). Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Packers have one of the best receiving duos in the NFL in Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. The only issue is that Cobb is having a monster season this year and may have priced himself out of Green Bay.

The longer the Packers wait to re-sign the fourth-year receiver the more expensive he will get. Can Green Bay afford to pay top dollar to two receivers on their roster when other positions need to be addressed as well?

I say Cobb is worth the cap hit, even if that means a lot of money being poured into the offense, but I’m not sure Ted Thompson and the Packers front office will agree.

If the Packers lose Cobb, wide receiver immediately becomes a major need on the roster. Davante Adams is making strides and should play a bigger role on the team in the future, and they have rookies Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis waiting in the wings.

However, the Packers would always be wise to retool their offense each season with new weapons for Aaron Rodgers to utilize. If they lose Cobb after this season, they’ll want to look early in the draft for a dynamic playmaker to replace the former second-round pick.

But even if Cobb returns, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add another talented wide receiver to the bunch.

Prospects to watch in CFB Bowl games:

  Jaelen Strong (Arizona State) in Sun Bowl on Dec. 27th

  Kevin White (West Virginia) in Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29th

  Devante Parker (Louisville) in Belk Bowl on Dec. 30th

  Amari Cooper (Alabama) in Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1st