Packers: 10 things they must do in the 2020 offseason
By Evan Siegel
5. Divorce from defensive tackles
Kenny Clark has something on the Green Bay Packers. Despite being completely wiped away by offensive lines every single week, Clark continues to be hailed as a “dominant” player according to Brian Gutekunst and all of Packer brass. The day after he was embarrassed yet again by the 49ers, Clark was interviewed at his locker where he was asked about the possibility of holding out for a new deal.
Clark defiantly said into a microphone that the team needs him as much as he needs them.
The NFC North is happy to hear that, Kenny. The fact that Clark would even consider a holdout is completely ridiculous. The Eagles, Cowboys, 49ers, Chargers, and Lions all outclassed the Packer run defense, and as bad as the linebackers are, it starts with Clark.
Dean Lowry conveniently had his worst season as a pro the same year he signed a contract extension as well. The Packers should attempt to trade Clark. For whatever reason, the NFL has hyped him up as Aaron Donald-material when in reality he would have trouble shedding a block delivered by the reporter who asked him that absurd question.
6. Draft multiple cornerbacks
This can probably be put off until the later rounds of the draft. Jaire Alexander doesn’t haul in many interceptions, but isn’t thrown at too often and usually does his part in the secondary. Kevin King isn’t good enough to be a starter. Chandon Sullivan had a nice season as the team’s main slot defender.
Ka’dar Hollman was a bright spot during training camp, and like Ty Summers, should get a more expansive opportunity. But late round corners should be added to the position to get deeper, and to prepare for when Green Bay correctly lets King leave in free agency.
Lavert Hill, Trajan Bandy, Dane Jackson, and Javaris Davis should be names to watch entering day three of the draft. Green Bay cannot keep trotting King onto the field every week just because they don’t have anyone else to play on the boundary. They need to be deeper and more diverse in the secondary. Tramon Williams should not be brought back. He surprised people with his longevity over the last two years, but he’s just too old to play the position with any shred of reliability.