Packers: 10 ways Green Bay can have perfect offseason

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7. Add more depth to offensive line

Adding depth along the offensive line is a must for the Packers this offseason. Injuries are inevitable along the line, and the Packers need to be better prepared if one of the starters is to go down.

Bryan Bulaga is recovering from a torn ACL. It’s not a guarantee he’ll be fully healthy by Week 1, and his long injury history has to be a concern for the Packers. If Bulaga isn’t ready to return at the start of the season, who would replace him? Jason Spriggs hasn’t shown enough consistency as the backup.

Justin McCray performed well in just about every position he was asked to play in 2017, and he will compete for the right guard job if 34-year-old Jahri Evans doesn’t return for another season.

But as things stand, the Packers are only a couple of injuries away from disaster along the offensive line. They no longer have the option of plugging in JC Tretter at tackle or guard after he walked in free agency a year ago.

It’s likely Gutekunst will add some offensive line depth on Day 3 of the draft, or by signing a veteran on a cheap one-year deal in free agency.