2. Packers could sign Jordan Whitehead
Seemingly every Packers free agent followed Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets last offseason. It's about time Green Bay returned the favor.
The Packers desperately need to upgrade the safety room. That statement was true with Joe Barry running the defense, but the sense of urgency increases in Hafley's system. Unfortunately for the Packers, the draft class isn't particularly deep at the position, and many analysts don't believe a safety will go in the first round.
It could make sense to turn to free agency to ease the pressure on draft night—safety has become an affordable position to sign free agents. Jordan Whitehead could take on the role as a single-high safety in Hafley's defense.
"Whitehead is a great fit in a defense that predominantly deploys single-high looks, bringing solid ball skills as the deep-third center-fielder over the past few seasons in addition to his true strength as a box defender roaming near the line of scrimmage," writes Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus.
Whitehead hasn't missed a game in two seasons with the Jets, making an impressive six interceptions (including four this year), 17 pass defenses, and 186 tackles.
Sign Whitehead, draft a safety, and the Packers will be set at the position.