5. Defensive line
The Packers aren’t far away from having one of the league’s top defensive lines. They could do with some more depth, and they could have a couple of options in free agency.
Kenny Clark is improving each year. He is strong against the run and gives the Packers interior pressure, putting up a career-best six sacks in 2018.
Mike Daniels is still an important part of the defensive line, but he’s been unlucky with injuries the past two years. After missing just two games in his first five seasons, Daniels has now missed eight in the past two. If he can stay healthy in 2019, the defensive line will be much stronger.
One decision facing Brian Gutekunst is whether to re-sign Muhammad Wilkerson, who played just three games before a serious ankle injury ended his season. Wilkerson signed a one-year deal last offseason, and the Packers would likely be able to offer a similar contract again.
Grady Jarrett will be the top choice if he becomes a free agent in March. That’s a big if, though, as the Atlanta Falcons will have to strongly consider whether using the franchise tag if they can’t agree a long-term deal with Jarrett.
Unless it’s for Jarrett, the Packers shouldn’t spend big on the defensive line in free agency as there is a lot of talent in the draft this year.