2. Draft wide receiver, tight end early
The Packers typically go defense early in the draft. And there’s no problem with that. But this year, they should seriously consider going in a different direction.
Of Green Bay’s past 12 first-round draft choices, 11 have been used on defense. The other was when they picked Jordan Love.
In Aaron Rodgers’ first year as a starter, the Packers drafted Jordy Nelson in the second round and Jermichael Finley in the third. While it will be difficult to find players as good as Nelson and Finley, taking a similar approach would make sense.
Imagine adding a receiver like Jaxon Smith-Njigba or Jalin Hyatt and a tight end like Dalton Kincaid or Luke Musgrave to this offense. Alongside second-year receivers Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, the Packers would have added a ton of receiving talent to the offense.
While Watson and Doubs give Green Bay an excellent 1-2 at wide receiver moving forward, the team desperately needs more depth. And that’s especially true at tight end.
It’s a deep tight end class, and the Packers should have plenty of opportunities to add a talented wide receiver in the early rounds.
The Packers have needs on defense that they must address, but they should draft a wide receiver and tight end in the early rounds.