Packers 2018 Draft: Five burning questions entering draft

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 16: Tony Brooks-James
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 16: Tony Brooks-James /
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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: Aaron Rodgers
GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: Aaron Rodgers /

4. Are the Packers going to secure Aaron Rodgers’ successor?

Quarterback may not seem to be a position of need with Aaron Rodgers still playing at a very high level. However, we were once again reminded of how essential it is to have a competent backup when No. 12 went down for an extended period following a questionable hit on the part of Minnesota’s Anthony Barr.

While some fans may be able to make a valid case for why DeShone Kizer is an upgrade over Brett Hundley as the QB2, the Notre Dame product is very much a work in progress. Though Kizer’s arm and mobility give him intriguing upside, his lack of judgement in reacting to coverages and inconsistent ball placement are the types of traits that could limit him to serving as nothing more than a career backup.

This year’s quarterback class is deeper than most and don’t be surprised to see Gutekunst secure one anywhere from the second round down.

Kyle Lauletta, Luke Falk and Brandon Silvers rank prominently as the types of signal callers capable of beating out either Hundley or Kizer for the backup spot.

Now, are any of these players future starters? It’s hard to say, but the one who stands out here is Lauletta given his quick release, accuracy and ability to extend plays. He projects as someone that can hold the fort if Rodgers were to suffer yet another setback during the year.

Look for the Packers to add a QB prospect to the mix at some point on Friday or Saturday.