ILB Jerrell Freeman, Indianapolis Colts
Jerrell Freeman is a popular name among Packers fans right now, and for good reason. The Colts’ linebacker could help bolster up the middle of the Green Bay defense, which has lacked talent for a few years now.
The 29-year-old was ranked fourth among linebackers by Pro Football Focus, behind just Luke Kuechly, Anthony Barr and Sean Lee. That’s some elite company. He earned a 90.6 grade overall — 97.9 in run defense and 78.8 in coverage. No linebacker ranked higher in run defense than Freeman.
Jake Hyman of Acme Packing Company believes Freeman would be a good fit for the Packers:
"“Green Bay can look to upgrade through the draft and take a middle linebacker, after passing on Eric Kendricks and company in 2015, but Freeman could provide the team with immediate production and impact that a rookie might not be able to replicate in his first year. If Freeman proves that his 2015 season wasn’t an anomaly, some team will get one of the league’s top linebackers on the market who will contribute for multiple seasons for a reasonable price.”"
Age is the only question mark with Freeman, as he will be 30 by the time the 2016 season rolls around. But he has experience and could help strengthen the Packers’ underbelly.
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