The State of the Packers:
A wild offseason in Green Bay after falling short in the playoffs at the hands of the 49ers. Aaron Rodgers’ question marks were squashed when he was handed a large extension, but subsequent cuts had to be made to satisfy the contract requirements, with many familiar names leaving Green Bay, including star WR Davante Adams.
Green Bay needs WR desperately and has some gaps at RT and LB. The Packers have 4 picks in the first 2 rounds to address these issues. Could this be the year they finally take a WR in the first round?
Burks will have to improve as a sharp route separator as his tree expands moving forward, but his body control, catching skills, and competitive speed make him an impact player at all levels of the field.
Burks gives the Packers a highly athletic and alpha-type receiver to be their new #1.
Olave has the catch radius, catch skills, and tracking ability to be a threat at all levels of the field, but needs to become a cleaner route runner and get quicker out of breaks to take advantage of his full potential.
Olave is a well-rounded WR that can win at any level, filling the void left by Davante Adams’ departure.
Dean is a smart, rangy linebacker who excels against the run and pass at all three levels of the field, but a lack of length, and inconsistencies as a tackler and disengaging blockers may prove difficult for him from time to time.
Dean’s smarts and speed would be a perfect complement to De’Vondre Campbell’s tackling ability, and likely becomes their green-dot wearer of the future.
Dotson’s size and toughness limit him in certain situations, but his explosiveness and body control allow him to make spectacular plays at all levels of the field.
Safe hands and an all-around game would give Rodgers reliability at one of the WR spots.
Smith consistently puts defenders on the ground while using heavy hands and generating tons of movement in the run game, and while he should be tabbed as a starter, he needs to clean up the holding penalties and become a better space player.
Smith is a dominant run blocker, with good strength and athleticism. Would be a likely candidate to start at RT immediately.
Walker’s ability to defend the run and play in zone coverage make him an intriguing prospect at his size and athletic profile, and if he can continue to improve his instincts, he has the potential to be a high-level starter at the next level.
Very similar to current MLB De’Vondre Campbell, Quay could sure up the linebacker room with high athleticism and a well-rounded game.
Petit-Frere’s lateral mobility, innate athleticism, hand use, and pedigree are strong traits to bank on at the next level, but he’ll need to improve in pass protection and overall consistency to see time as a starter.
Great athlete, and comes with run game strength, and workable pass protection, all giving the line depth or a potential RT starter.
Woolen’s gliding strides, elite athleticism, and superior length are difficult traits to teach, but he needs to match his play strength to his size and continue growing his natural coverage skills and comfortability to reach his high ceiling.
A future starter with great athleticism, solves the Packers’ corner depth issue while getting an impact player.
Bell needs to improve his route running separation skills, but his deep ball tracking and slippery ball carrying abilities should make for a multi-level threat and a reliable, alignment-versatile third option.
Bell’s downfield abilities with his awesome YAC skills would make for a dynamic weapon not currently seen in the Packers WR room.
Faalele has the gargantuan size and surprising athleticism teams salivate over in a potential tackle, but he will need to continue to improve his body composition and his foot quickness to reach his high potential.
Faalele being a giant, he could easily be an elite right tackle prospect, but needs to learn how to correctly use that size.
Beavers is a powerful, smart, and versatile linebacker that teams look for in the Mike position, but will need to work on his man coverage skills and become more consistent stacking and shedding to see time as a starter.
Beaver’s run game physicality and smarts to redplays and navigate trash would make an excellent MLB duo.
Bryant doesn’t have elite speed and needs to become a better tackler, but is an intelligent and athletic corner who has the field awareness and ball skills to be a long-time starter at the next level.
Bryant’s smarts and ball-skills will make him a day 1 starter, even when the Packers are invested in their current corners.
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