Ranking Packers’ biggest offseason needs in 2021

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3. Running back

This will change if the Packers re-sign either Aaron Jones or Jamaal Williams but as of right now, both players have expiring contracts. That would leave AJ Dillon as the starter with Dexter Williams, Mike Weber, and Patrick Taylor the only other running backs under contract for 2021.

If the Packers don’t bring back Jones or Williams and roll with Dillon as the starter, they should look to add a change-of-pace back in the draft. They don’t need to use an early pick, but unless the Packers re-sign Jones or Williams, adding another RB will be important.

2. Tackle

At some point in 2021, All-Pro David Bakhtiari will return from a torn ACL. Billy Turner is coming off a great year and Rick Wagner also played well. But restocking the depth at tackle is always important. Not to mention, Wagner struggled big time in the NFC title game. He’s a fine backup but if the Packers can find a long-term starter early in the draft, it’s a move they should absolutely make.

And if Bakhtiari and a rookie can eventually become the starting tackles, Turner would have the versatility to start wherever he’s needed on the line.

1. Cornerback

Another starter with an expiring contract is Kevin King. While he’ll be unfairly remembered by many for his performance in the NFC Championship Game, King was a solid starter when healthy. He led the team in interceptions in 2019 and has made some huge plays for this defense.

Even if King returns, depth is a concern at corner. But with King potentially leaving in free agency, this is by far the biggest area of need for the Packers this offseason.

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