Packers: Ranking 2019 offseason needs by position

Green Bay Packers, Clay Matthews (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 16: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings passes under pressure from Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the Green Bay Packersat Lambeau Field on September 16, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings and the Packers tied 29-29 after overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

9. Running back

Aaron Jones’ 5.7 yards-per-carry average is good for second in the NFL, and the talented second-year back needs 89.5 yards per game from the final four to hit 1,000 yards on the season, which would be impressive as he missed two games due to suspension and has only had more than 15 carries in a game once this year.

Jamaal Williams is a good backup at the position who has played well as the starter in the past, but after trading away Ty Montgomery expect the Packers to add another running back or two at some point in the offseason, most likely in the draft.

8. Linebacker

Blake Martinez is an important part of the Packers defense, but the team could do with adding more talent alongside him at the linebacker position. Jake Ryan, who missed the entire season due to injury, is a free agent. Even if he re-signs, the Packers don’t currently have a game-changer at the position.

7. Defensive line

Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels make the defensive line a strength, but depth is a real issue up front for the Packers. With a season-ending injury to Muhammad Wilkerson, and later Daniels, Clark was on the field for too many snaps due to a lack of depth along the defensive line.

Gutekunst needs to decide whether to re-sign Wilkerson. Adding to the defensive line rotation is a must this offseason, and there should be some options in free agency.