Packers: 5 biggest 2020 draft needs so far this season

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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 09: Brian Gutekunst Genral Manager of the Green Bay Packers speaks to the media during a press conference introducing Matt LaFleur as head coach at Lambeau Field on January 09, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Midway through the 2019 season, let’s take an early look at the Green Bay Packers’ biggest needs in the draft next spring.

It’s never too early to look ahead to next year’s draft. While the Green Bay Packers‘ focus is on winning a championship — and they have a real opportunity to do so this season — we can still look at areas they’ll need to upgrade in the offseason. Through nine weeks of the season, we can get a good idea of what this team’s strengths are, and where they could do with upgrades.

With the trade deadline passed and limited help available via free agency, the roster today isn’t going to change a whole lot, outside of the odd move when it comes to depth. The next real opportunity to properly address the biggest positions of need won’t come until the offseason with free agency and the draft. But with limited cap room, next year’s draft is going to be key.

With seven wins already in the bag and the Packers well on their way to a playoff season, they almost certainly won’t be picking until late in each round. The luxury of owning a top-15 pick is a thing of the past.

Midway through the season, what are the Packers’ biggest areas of need? Here’s an early look at positions GM Brian Gutekunst may look to upgrade in next year’s draft.