Packers News: Draft edge rusher rankings; fixing defense is priority

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Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report for Tuesday, April 10, rounding up all of the latest Green Bay Packers news and analysis from around the internet.

We’re just 16 days away from the start of the 2018 NFL Draft. The excitement is building, and there’s plenty to talk about.

Here’s a roundup of the top articles from around the internet.

Packers news and notes from around FanSided

NFL Draft: Ranking the top 20 edge rushers [Lombardi Ave]

Dan Dahlke has kicked off a new series ranking the top draft prospects at each position. He started with Green Bay’s biggest need. He looks at options Brian Gutekunst could have on each day of the draft.

Improved defense is best help for Aaron Rodgers [NFL Spin Zone – Hunter Noll]

Until Green Bay’s defense improves, it will be very difficult for Aaron Rodgers to win a second Lombardi Trophy. Fixing the defense is the best help Rodgers could wish for this offseason.

Why Green Bay must become a complete team [Lombardi Ave]

The NFC is loaded with talent this year, on paper at least. As things stand, could Green Bay overcome the likes of the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings? Aaron Rodgers alone can’t make it happen. Green Bay needs to become a more complete team with better play on defense.

Packers haven’t address offense’s biggest weakness [Lombardi Ave]

Green Bay’s offense lacks a speedster at wide receiver. Evan Siegel looks at the team’s wide receiver corps, and believes many of them have similar skill sets. Gutekunst needs to change that, ideally in the draft.

More news and notes from around the internet

Packers want more leaders after locker room ‘wasn’t the best’ last season [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]

Packers’ interest builds in USC’s interior OL prospect [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]

NFL Draft 2018 Player Profiles: Wake Forest’s Jessie Bates may be Micah Hyde 2.0 [Acme Packing Company – Shawn Wagner]

Two offensive ideas to help the defense in 2018 [The Power Sweep – Gary Zilavvy]

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