While the defense should be the priority in the draft this year, the Green Bay Packers should look at adding some playmakers.
With the Jordy Nelson going to the Raiders and Jeff Janis signing with the Browns, the Green Bay Packers receiving corps is as follows: Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison, Trevor Davis and Michael Clark.
While the production has never gone down, the talent has certainly changed.Â With Jimmy Graham, the Packers certainly add some much-needed speed at the tight end position, and it should open up the field.
Speed has been an issue, however. A New York Times article ranked the Packers receiving corps as the slowest in 2017. Certainly, Graham will help with speed, but the corps remains the same for the most part. Finding separation has also become an issue.
Maybe it had to do with who was at quarterback for the majority of 2017. Either way, the wide receivers have struggled to get open. That has led to Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley eitherÂ getting sacked or forcing a throw when there wasn’t enough room to throw it.
The latter of the two consequences didn’t affect Rodgers that much, he can make any throw on the field, but for Hundley, it led to costly interceptions that changed the outcome of games.
That’s why the Packers should add some fast playmakers in the draft this year. The 2018 NFL Draft may just be the best place to do it.
The Packers should consider these three receivers.