4. G Josh Sitton
Still with $20 million in cap space, the Packers can’t stop here. There are needs at almost every position on the roster and the team cannot realistically address all of them through the draft.
Josh Sitton was lost in Chicago. The Packers now have a hole at the guard position opposite Lane Taylor, and should look to sign Sitton. The Packers have taken a familiar, back-to-the-basics approach on offense this year, and Sitton would help them accomplish this.
With Joe Philbin back as the offensive coordinator, the Packers could use some familiarity along the offensive line. With T.J. Lang gone, the Packers should bring Sitton back on a deal that is far cheaper than they would have had to re-sign him to several years ago.
The running game was at its best with Sitton starting. The big guard delivered punishing blocks at the point of attack and helped the Packers finally find some balance on offense. Since his departure Green Bay hasn’t been able to create any balance offensively. The team needs its best offensive lineman back.
Aaron Rodgers trusts Sitton at guard and would see his time in the pocket increase with him along the line. Jahri Evans played well, but saw his lateral quickness all but disappear over the course of the season. The Packers should not hesitate to add one of the better guards in the game on a fairly reasonable contract.
Projected contract: Two years/$8.5 million