1. Tariq Carpenter
Tariq Carpenter is a talented young player but may struggle to make the Packers' 53-man roster. Gutekunst could make some calls about a potential trade.
Carpenter saw his snap counts increase in the second half of his rookie season, becoming a valuable special teams contributor down the stretch.
The problem this summer is that he finds himself buried down the depth chart. Options were limited at safety, with Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford, Tarvarius Moore, Jonathan Owens, and Dallin Leavitt ahead of him. He switched to inside linebacker, but the same is true at his new position.
Moore and Leavitt play a lot of special teams snaps. At inside linebacker, the Packers have Eric Wilson, one of their stars on special teams a year ago.
But Carpenter is a good player. He offers positional versatility and can play special teams. Perhaps a team with space on the roster would be willing to part ways with a late Day 3 pick in return for Carpenter.
The Packers have made several trades like this under Gutekunst, receiving a late-round pick for a player unlikely to make the roster.
Carpenter is good enough to make the Packers' 53, but there may not be space. Trading him could become an option this summer.