Green Bay Packers free agents we'll wish stayed: Jarran Reed
The Packers lost some experience along the defensive line in free agency, with veteran Jarran Reed signing with the Seattle Seahawks, the team that drafted him in 2016.
Green Bay already needed to strengthen its defensive line this offseason. Losing Reed only increases its priority on the draft to-do list.
Reed signed a one-year deal in Green Bay last offseason. Although he started slowly, the former second-round pick made an impact in the second half of the season.
In the final eight games, Reed made 21 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 10 quarterback hits, and forced one fumble. He showed his ability to generate interior pass rush.
Reed made 14 starts for the Packers last season, and according to Pro Football Reference, Kenny Clark was the only defensive lineman to play more snaps than him.
Needless to say, the Packers need last year's first-round pick Devonte Wyatt to step into a significant role this season. Wyatt showed potential in year one, but he must now play like a first-rounder as a starter.
With Reed gone, the Packers have lost a reliable veteran starter at defensive tackle. They must find a way to replace him, either by signing another free agent or selecting a defensive lineman in the opening two days of the draft.