5 prospects Packers can draft to make Josh Jacobs' life easier in Green Bay

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3. Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee

Another way to help Josh Jacobs is to upgrade the running back room around him. There was a noticeable drop-off in production once Aaron Jones came off the field last season. He averaged 4.6 yards per attempt, but AJ Dillon lacked big plays at an average of 3.6. Emanuel Wilson may see an increase in snaps, but can he become a significant contributor?

Tennessee's Jaylen Wright would be an ideal complement to Jacobs, and he has drawn comparisons to Jones.

Wright has game-changing speed. He ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash, helping him earn an outstanding Relative Athletic Score of 9.80. Wright can run past defenders and turn a small gain into a home run, something Jones did frequently in Green Bay.

A Jacobs-Wright backfield would give the Packers an outstanding thunder-and-lightning combination, with Dillon and Wilson providing backup. Jacobs is tough to bring down and forces missed tackles. As defenses begin to tire, Wright's speed would give them all kinds of problems.

By drafting Wright, the Packers would have two running backs capable of playing in a featured role, and their styles would complement each other perfectly. And with Dillon as the No. 3, Green Bay would have one of the league's deepest backfields.