Packers should turn to offense on Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft
For much of the offseason, defense has been the priority for the Green Bay Packers. That should change on Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
The way the draft board fell in the opening round, Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst felt best about adding to the defense, which was also the case in free agency. With so much new talent on defense, Mike Pettine’s unit has the potential to be much improved in 2019. But now the attention should turn to Green Bay’s offense.
Many pieces are already in place. There’s no need to go quarterback, of course, and the Packers also have an elite left tackle and No. 1 wide receiver. But they could do with help just about anywhere else they can get it.
Another wide receiver? A tight end? Depth along the offensive line? You bet. All these positions could be in mind for Gutekunst as he looks to strengthen the roster on the draft’s second day.
The good news is there should be lots of options when the Packers hit the clock at No. 44, assuming they don’t make another trade.
Only two wide receivers were selected in the opening round — Marquise Brown and N’Keal Harry. That means D.K. Metcalf, A.J. Brown and Deebo Samuel are all still available and could make it to No. 44.
At tackle, Jawaan Taylor and Dalton Risner could be top options for Green Bay in the second round. If Gutekunst wants to go tight end, Irv Smith Jr. would be an option early on Day 2.
Defensively, the Packers have made significant improvements in the past few months, but the offense could do with some work over the final couple of days of the draft.
At some stage, they should seriously consider selecting a wide receiver, tight end and an offensive lineman. And there’s plenty of talent left at each position entering Day 2.