Round 3 (78): Jordan Battle, S, Alabama
If we’re talking just about which positions the Packers need to upgrade this offseason, safety could top the list.
The Packers entered the 2022 season without any concerns at the starting positions, but things have changed quickly. They should address the position at some point in the draft.
Veteran Adrian Amos is a free agent this spring. If he’s gone, Green Bay will need to find a replacement.
Darnell Savage will almost certainly return in 2023 as the Packers have picked up his fifth-year option. But he struggled at times this season and even lost his starting spot for a few games late in the year, although he did start in Weeks 17 and 18.
Green Bay has talent at cornerback, but safety is a concern entering the offseason.
On Day 2 of the draft, Alabama’s Jordan Battle could help.
“Battle should be able to step in and instantly fill a strong safety position role for an NFL team, and also be able to contribute at other positions on the field,” wrote The Draft Network’s Keith Sanchez.
Battle is exactly the type of player the Packers need in the secondary.
And with a starting position potentially opening up if Amos departs, the Alabama safety could step right in and start next to Darnell Savage in 2023.