One strength of the Green Bay Packers‘ roster is that they have star players at many of the most important positions.
For the past few years, they’ve had a strong core of players to build the team around, allowing them to make playoff runs and reach the NFC Championship Game in consecutive seasons.
Entering the 2021 season, Ben Linsey of Pro Football Focus has named three players from each team in the NFL that they can build around.
There are many different combinations you could come up with for the Packers, but Linsey picked wide receiver Davante Adams, cornerback Jaire Alexander, and left tackle David Bakhtiari. Linsey notes that all three players topped PFF’s positional rankings at their respective positions, while they are all under age 30.
To be able to find success in the NFL, you need to be able to pass the football and stop the pass. For that to happen, you need great protection, good receivers, and excellent pass defenders. With Bakhtiari, Adams, and Alexander, they tick all of those boxes.
Between them, they have seven All-Pro selections and have made eight Pro Bowls.
Bakhtiari has been the best pass-protecting tackle in the league for many years. Adams has been getting better and better each season and showed why he’s the best receiver in the league in 2020. Alexander had a breakout third season and was arguably the top cornerback in the entire NFL.
When picking three players for the Packers to build around, it’s hard to argue with these choices.
If Rodgers stays in Green Bay this season, he would be another great pick, as would Pro Bowl offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins and Pro Bowl edge rusher Za’Darius Smith.
If you had to pick three players for the Packers to build around in 2021, who would be your top choices?