5 moves Green Bay Packers should make before the 2023 season

  • Packers need to upgrade the backup QB spot with a veteran
  • Depth is still an issue at wide receiver
  • Offensive line depth will be key in 2023

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2. Add OL Dalton Risner for some versatile depth

At this point, one of the most shocking free agents still available is former Denver Broncos starting guard Dalton Risner. Risner was the primary starter for the last four years for the Denver Broncos at the left guard spot, but coming out of Kansas State, there was a ton of talk about him being one of the most versatile linemen in the draft.

People felt like Risner could play either guard spot or center at the NFL level, and he was outstanding in college playing the right tackle position. The Packers -- and every NFL team -- need to have quality depth available on the offensive line and Risner is a player you could trust if you had to turn to him for extensive time.

Especially breaking in a young quarterback, the Packers shouldn't compromise quality on the offensive line.

3. Add Cameron Brate to the TE room

Cameron Brate has played a heck of an NFL career as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, racking up 33 touchdown catches since 2014. The Bucs released him this past offseason and he'll likely latch on with another team sometime during training camp.

The reason I like the Packers as an option? Brate is going to come very inexpensive at this point, and he could be a great mentor for the Packers' new young TE duo of Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft. Those guys are going to have to play crucial roles for the Packers this coming season and someone like Brate could help them with the learning curve in the NFL.