Five moves Packers need to make in 2021 offseason

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2. Make offensive tackle a priority

Key to Aaron Rodgers’ MVP season was the dominance of the offensive line, a group that led the NFL in pass-block and run-block win rate, according to ESPN. But in two of the Packers’ worst performances of the year — both against the Buccaneers — the offensive line struggled.

Missing David Bakhtiari hurt in the postseason. His return in 2021 will be huge, although we should expect him to potentially miss the start of the year. Billy Turner had an incredible season and Rick Wagner played his part, although Wagner really struggled in the NFC title game.

Depth at offensive tackle should always be a priority. Adding more talent early in the draft will help this team not just in the short term, but also long term. Improve the depth behind Bakhtiari (when healthy) and Turner, while also landing a possible future starter.

The future of Corey Linsley is also worth noting. The All-Pro center is a free agent. If he isn’t re-signed, Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins could shift to the middle of the offensive line, which could mean Turner goes back to guard.

Adding offensive line depth is never a bad idea. Gutekunst should focus on the tackle position at some point early in the draft.