3 realistic trades that would make the Packers unstoppable

Could the Packers make a move or two in order to further their chances in the NFC?
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Trade Number 2: The Packers make a deal to improve their run defense

One of the areas that Green Bay has looked awfully poor in so far has been in stopping the run. Through three weeks, the Packers are tied for the league's fifth-worst team in run defense, allowing an average of 136.7 yards per game.

In terms of pass defense, Green Bay ranks in the top 10. But, they've struggled to get off the field sooner as a unit and stopping the run is the biggest culprit of that issue. One guy they could look at trading for is former first-round pick Derrick Brown of the Carolina Panthers.

Derrick Brown trade

Brown's fifth-year option was picked up, so the Packers would have him for 2024 as well. That also would make it kind of tough to make a deal for him, too, as it seems the Panthers want him as part of their future. However, for a team that's currently 0-3, adding more draft capital would also seem tempting, especially since the Panthers gave up a bunch to get Bryce Young this year.

Brown is currently graded as Pro Football Focus' best interior run defender through three games, and would immediately help this rotation in a big way.