Packers: Ranking 10 best and worst moves of Gutekunst’s tenure

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Green Bay Packers, Elgton Jenkins
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No. 3 best: Drafting Elgton Jenkins

This could go down as Gutekunst’s best draft choice. Even though the offense was absolutely starving for wide receiver help, the Packers drafted Elgton Jenkins in the second round after doubling up in the first round with Rashan Gary and Darnell Savage. Jenkins has been as good as one could possibly hope for since becoming a Packer, playing multiple positions and all of them at a supremely high level.

Jenkins will be a lifelong Packer who will soon overtake Quenton Nelson as the best pure guard in the NFL. It wasn’t terribly popular at the time, but the Packers smacked this one out of the park and it is part of the reason the Packers appear to be comfortable letting Corey Linsley walk in free agency.

No. 3 worst: Not extending Davante Adams

There’s still time for this one to happen, but the Packers should have already extended Davante Adams’ contract. Adams will be a free agent after this coming season, and Green Bay both needs to ensure he remains a Packer for years to come and that he can be used to get the team out of a cap mess this offseason.

This one is kind of a no-brainer, and it’s strange that it hasn’t happened to this point. Adams has gone from a bit overpaid to thoroughly underpaid in just a couple of seasons, so a new contract before he even sniffs the open market or requires a franchise tag would be important for the Packers.