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Round 3 (82): Donovan Edwards, RB, Michigan

The Packers' offensive line moves with their earlier picks significantly boost the run game. Now, they need the final ingredient: A running back.

Entering the offseason, Green Bay faces uncertainty at the position. Aaron Jones is a potential cap casualty, while AJ Dillon's rookie contract expires in March. Is there a scenario where the Packers figure out a way to lower Jones's cap hit and sign Dillon to a one-year prove-it deal? Sure. But it's just as possible they both depart in the offseason, leaving the Packers without their top two running backs.

Enter Michigan's Donovan Edwards, who is one of the most exciting prospects at the position in next year's draft class.

"Edwards has the needed size and physicality to be an effective downhill runner in the NFL," writes Kyle Crabbs of Athlon Sports.

Edwards is an explosive running back with great athleticism. The Packers would lose Jones's receiving ability if he doesn't return in 2024, but Edwards can make up for that. The Michigan running back has caught 24 passes for 225 yards this season and has so much potential as a pass catcher.

A combination of Dillon and Edwards would be fun, and the Packers could also get Emanuel Wilson more involved next season.

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