The Packers rebuilt their wide receiver and tight end rooms over the past two offseasons. Next could be running back.
Aaron Jones' rising cap hits put his Packers future in doubt, while AJ Dillon is a free agent in the offseason. Based on how Dillon has played this season, it seems unlikely the Packers will bring him back.
If both players depart in the offseason, the Packers will need to find a new RB1 and RB2. Florida State's Trey Benson solves the first part. Benson is ready to lead a backfield in the NFL and would be an excellent draft pick for the Packers.
Benson has everything Green Bay needs from its RB1. He has speed and explosiveness, forces missed tackles, and can catch passes. In six games this season, Benson has turned 65 carries into 463 yards and six touchdowns, averaging an incredible 7.1 yards per attempt. He has added 10 catches for 99 yards.
"Benson has the size, explosiveness, foot speed, contact balance, baseline vision and feel, and relentless physicality to be an exceptional workhorse back at the NFL level," writes Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network.
If the Packers move on from Jones and Dillon in the offseason, they should target Benson on Day 2 of the draft.