Packers: Five burning questions ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft

Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 02: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes during the second half of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on December 02, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

1. Will the focus be on offense?

Three of the Packers’ four big free agency signings were on the defensive side of the ball. Billy Turner is currently the only notable addition on offense.

But consider this: Green Bay’s offense fell well short of expectations last season. And in truth, the Packers haven’t been dominant offensively since 2014 (and the final six games of the 2016 season). The expectation is often that Green Bay will focus on defense throughout the draft, but this shouldn’t necessarily be the case again this year.

Adding talent to an offense that averaged just 23.5 points per game (14th in the league) — despite being led by the best quarterback in football — should be a priority.

As noted, strengthening the offensive line is a must. The same goes for tight end. And maybe even wide receiver.

Yes, the Packers need more help at safety and potentially edge rusher, but they have an opportunity to use multiple picks on offense, giving new head coach Matt LaFleur all the tools he needs to surround Aaron Rodgers with the best possible supporting cast.

Green Bay’s defense was fine in 2018. It should improve with a couple of additions in the draft to go with an impressive free agency class. Far too often it was the offense not delivering.

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Will Gutekunst make offense his focus in the draft?