What draft prospects or remaining free agents would best fix the Green Bay Packers’ biggest needs?
With the free agency frenzy all but over, the Green Bay Packers are in more or less the same situation they were in two weeks ago. Outside of the re-signing of Nick Perry and James Starks, there hasn’t been any major changes to the roster.
Green Bay has a number of areas to strengthen this offseason, with tight end and inside linebacker sitting top of the agenda. Adding more to the pass rush and offensive line will also be on Ted Thomspon’s wish list. With nine draft picks (barring any trades), is it possible to fix all that ails this team?
In a word — no. It would require hitting on just about every pick to have a roster loaded at every position entering training camp. In reality, the Packers will need to patch some holes with cheap free agents, a la the New England Patriots. The tough part is determining which areas are best off being strengthened in the draft, and where can you find better options with in the bargain basement of free agency?
Let’s take a look at each position of need.
Next: Tight end