Packers: 3 trade targets before start of 2022 season

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Bryce Huff, EDGE

The Packers could do with some added pass-rush depth.

Defensive coordinator Joe Barry doesn’t have to worry about his starting positions on the edge. Rashan Gary and Preston Smith have that covered. Rookie Kingsley Enagbare should also contribute as a backup in the pass-rush rotation this season.

But depth remains a concern.

That’s where New York Jets pass rusher Bryce Huff could help if he is available in a trade this summer.

While Huff only has four sacks in his first two seasons, he has been productive as a pass rusher. According to Pro Football Reference, in 23 career games with seven starts, Huff has 19 pressures, 12 quarterback hits, seven hurries, and seven quarterback knockdowns.

According to ESPN’s Seth Walder, Huff had a 22 percent pass rush win rate in 2020, playing a limited role in the Jets’ defense.

And as you can see in Walder’s tweet from last October, Huff had strong pass rush win rate and run stop win rate numbers again midway through last season before he missed time with injury.

Huff could be an ideal addition to the Packers’ defense as a backup edge rusher. He would strengthen the team’s depth.

The former undrafted free agent has played a limited role for the Jets but has been excellent in providing pass rush and stopping the run.

The Packers desperately need some more depth at edge rusher. Huff could provide that.