5. LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
Kevin Pierre-Louis can help the Packers on special teams more than anything. It has been too long since the Packers had a strong kick-coverage unit, something Pierre-Louis can help facilitate. He can also add some much needed depth to the linebacker position.
Blake Martinez had a great season in 2017, but he was the only linebacker who showed up over the course of the season. Jake Ryan regressed while Joe Thomas never got healthy. Adding a low cost insurance policy makes sense for the Packers as they once again try to rebuild their porous defense.
Pierre-Louis has enough experience in the Seattle Seahawks defense to establish some familiarity with new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. The Packers defense finally has new leadership, and Pierre-Louis gives them some athleticism and depth at the linebacker position.
Draft picks under current circumstances
After these five signings, the following mock draft is a representation of what the Packers should do given their needs after free agency, without any trades.
Round 1 (Pick 14): Marcus Davenport, EDGE, UTSA
Round 2 (Pick 45): Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
Round 3 (Pick 76): Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
Round 4 (Pick 114): R.J. Mcintosh, DT, Miami
Round 4 (Pick 133): Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin
Round 5 (Pick 150): Shaun Dion, LB, Alabama
Round 5 (Pick 172): Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State
Round 5 (Pick 174): Kylie Fitts, EDGE, Utah
Round 6 (Pick 186): Chris Worley, LB, Ohio State
Round 6 (Pick 207): KC McDermott, C, Miami
Round 7 (Pick 232): Andrew Brown, EDGE, Virginia
Round 7 (Pick 239): Brandon Silvers, QB, Troy
You can find our latest Packers free agency predictions here.