Packers: Three potential trade targets ahead of deadline 2020

Quinnen Williams (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Quinnen Williams (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Quinnen Williams (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Quinnen Williams (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Quinnen Williams

One thing is clear after five games. The Packers defense is still nowhere near good enough. Getting some help, especially up front, could be vital if this team hopes to make a serious Super Bowl run.

One option could be defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, who could draw interest from teams before the trade deadline.

Williams was the third overall pick in last year’s draft. He’s a talented player with star potential.

Williams would help strengthen the Packers run defense. He’d also help the pass rush; Williams had 2.5 sacks in his rookie season and already has two sacks in six games this year. Playing next to Kenny Clark, the Packers could have one of the best young pairings at defensive tackle in the league.

His contract would also be affordable. Only on the second year of his rookie contract, the Packers wouldn’t be taking much of a risk. With a front seven featuring Williams, Clark, the Smith Bros., and Rashan Gary, Green Bay would have the talent on defense to improve from recent performances.

With the Jets potentially looking to rebuild next offseason, they could look to load up on draft picks. For the Packers, they’d be trading for a talented player at a position of need, and Williams could be a star in this defense.