Packers News: Senior Bowl draft targets, importance of free agency

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Braxton Berrios
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Braxton Berrios /

Which Senior Bowl prospects should interest the Green Bay Packers?

A number of talented NFL players have been featured in the Senior Bowl. Clay Matthews was one. So was Aaron Donald and Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson.

Which members of the 2018 roster could interest Green Bay’s new general manager Brian Gutekunst?

That’s one of the biggest topics in Friday’s Packers News Report. There’s also an article on the importance of free agency this year, analysis by Cheesehead TV on Jordy Nelson’s future, and The Power Sweep look at why Brett Favre’s prime wasn’t wasted.

The weekend is almost here. Sit back and enjoy these articles from around the internet.

Packers news and notes from around FanSided

Senior Bowl prospects that Green Bay should target in the draft [Lombardi Ave]

The Senior Bowl presents an excellent opportunity for a number of draft prospects to raise their stock and show teams why they should be drafted high. Who should GM Brian Gutekunst consider from this year’s Senior Bowl?

Free agency is a must for 2018 Packers to succeed [Lombardi Ave]

Green Bay has too many needs this offseason to just rely on the draft, something Ted Thompson often did. Gutekunst has the opportunity to sign some talent in free agency, and it’s something he must do this spring.

Draft: Quick overview of Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson [Lombardi Ave]

What could Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson bring to Mike Pettine’s defense? A quick overview of his strengths.

More Packers news and notes from around the internet

Is Jordy Nelson done in Green Bay? [Cheesehead TV – Andrew Herman]

Speedy LSU wide receiver DJ Chark could tempt plodding Packers [ – Michael Cohen]

"Nonetheless, infusing the roster with more receivers capable of explosive gains should be a priority for Gutekunst, who faces difficult decisions about the futures of Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson."

Why Brett Favre’s prime wasn’t wasted [The Power Sweep – Jon Meerdink]

Joe Philbin’s job: ‘Help Mike McCarthy be the smartest playcaller’ in the NFL [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]

How should Packers use salary cap space this offseason? [Packers Wire – Jack Wepfer]

Packers confident Kevin King will make full recovery from shoulder surgery [ – Michael Cohen]

Next: Packers: 12 players that need to go this offseason

We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Packers News Report.