Packers 2018 Draft: Five burning questions entering draft

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Five burning questions facing the Green Bay Packers ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft.

There’s a new sense of urgency entering this year’s draft, as the Packers are in the midst of undergoing a rather drastic reboot with a new general manager and defensive coordinator in tow.

And while Green Bay remains a top Super Bowl contender, thanks mainly to the presence of one Aaron Rodgers, last year’s dismal 7-9 campaign has sent a hard message to team management and fans alike that serious holes remain on the roster.

And though the team has acquired the services of veteran free agents Jimmy Graham and Tramon Williams to provide immediate help in areas of need, the road to recovery still starts and ends with the front office’s ability to procure new talent via the draft.

Brian Gutekunst embarks on his maiden journey as the top dog of the personnel department armed and dangerous with 12 picks at his disposal, which should be enough for any team to address a good chunk of their glaring deficiencies.

But while those 12 picks are great starting point, history tells us that quantity doesn’t always produce quality. The best and most recent example of this was the New York Jets 2014 draft that saw Gang Green pick 12 players, with sixth-round selection Quincy Enunwa being the best of a rather pedestrian lot.

So, how does Gutekunst play his cards under pressure? Will he seize the day like Bill Polian or soil the sheets like Brian Idzik? We will soon witness how things unfold.

Here are your five burning questions entering the draft.