What are the three biggest questions facing the Green Bay Packers following the 2018 NFL Draft?
All things considered, it can be viewed as a strong draft debut for new Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst. He successfully addressed a number of the team’s top needs with smart selections. Only time will tell how well these draft picks will eventually play on the field, but right now it looks to be a talented class.
Arguably Gutekunst’s best work came on the opening two days. To leave the second round with two of the draft’s premier cornerbacks in Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson, which was the team’s biggest weakness prior to the draft, while also acquiring a 2019 first-round pick is impressive. Fine work by Gutekunst.
The Packers also addressed their need for a new pass catcher, selecting three wide receivers on the draft’s final day. This approach worked beautifully a year ago. In need of running backs, then-GM Ted Thompson used three of his final-day selections to select Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays. Mays didn’t see much game time, but Williams and Jones put together strong rookie seasons.
While the Packers did a lot right during the three-day event, it’s impossible to fix every need. What are the team’s biggest questions following last week’s draft?