The Green Bay Packers have some serious needs to address this offseason, from cornerback to pass rusher to running back. How to go about doing this is an annual offseason topic amongst fans, but one thing is for sure – much of it will be through the draft.
Since Ted Thompson took over, the Packers’ draft-and-develop approach has turned them into one of the most consistent teams in the NFL. It hasn’t, however, gotten them over the hump as often as some in Titletown would like.
But there’s no doubting that Thompson’s approach has built an annual contender, and expect this offseason to be no different. Our beloved GM will likely concentrate most of his efforts on Green Bay’s next round of rookies rather than dip his toes into the free agency pool, and the results will likely be another run into January next season.
To do that, however, Thompson needs to fill holes, specifically on defense. A pass rusher or two would be nice, depending on what Ted decides to do with the Nick Perry conundrum. Corner is obviously a need after watching the Packers’ defense get shredded for most of 2016.
The running back position could be upgraded, whether or not Thompson decides to bring back Eddie Lacy. Believe it or not, even the wide receiver position has some holes. Depth on the offensive line may be in play. There are a lot of positions Thompson could look to upgrade this year.
So let’s look at which needs he could possibly address come April 27.