Packers free agency 2018: Predictions for each free agent

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 20: Safety Morgan Burnett
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 20: Safety Morgan Burnett /
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Davon House

Just as important as improving the pass rush is adding more talent at the cornerback position this offseason. Davon House was brought back to Green Bay last year to offer some depth, but the Packers need to force themselves to get stronger in the secondary, whether through free agency or the draft.

House disappointed for the most part in 2017, and the Packers’ secondary continued to struggle.

Brian Gutekunst needs to make the position a priority. Maybe he’ll treat it the same way Ted Thompson did running back last offseason by drafting three of them.

The two biggest names in free agency are Trumaine Johnson and Malcolm Butler. Both would come with a huge price tag, but could also be difference-makers in Mike Pettine’s defense. Aaron Colvin could interest Gutekunst if he’s available on March 14, although it’s worth noting that John Oehser of reported that it’s “very likely” he re-signs with the Jaguars.

The Packers will almost certainly add cornerback talent during the draft, potentially in the first round.

To fix the secondary, Gutekunst needs to add the right talent to pair with second-year Kevin King and Damarious Randall, who played well in the second half of 2017.

I don’t see a way House returns to Green Bay in 2018.

Prediction: Walks