The Green Bay Packers added to much-needed positions during the early rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft. However, there are still some things to clean up on the roster. The Packers added a pass rusher in Lukas Van Ness in the first round. They added pass catchers in rounds two and three. One major area of need is at safety. The Packers didn’t address that position until round seven. One analyst named a safety the Packers could sign this offseason.
The Packers knew coming into the draft they needed another safety this offseason. The projected free safety starter for the Packers right now is Tarvarius Moore, with the strong safety Darnell Savage. Moore doesn’t have much starting experience in his four NFL seasons, as he started in just 13 games for the San Francisco 49ers on his rookie deal. The Packers need a depth, if not a starter from the post-draft free agency pool, and a familiar name might be the best choice.
The Green Bay Packers urged to bring in a familiar name
Brad Spielberger with Pro Football Focus wrote about the “top landing spots for the best remaining free agents.” Spielberger thinks free agent Adrian Amos would be the best option at safety for the Packers:
“Amos had long been one of the most reliable safeties across the NFL, allowing an explosive reception on just 1% of coverage snaps over five seasons from 2017-2021 and forcing an incompletion on 17.3% of targets into his coverage over the span, which ranked tied for 21st.
He took a step back in 2022, earning a 54.2 grade — a career-low mark by more than 15 grading points. However, the Packers added only one safety in the draft in Iowa State’s Anthony Johnson Jr. at No. 242 overall, and after investing so many resources in their defense over the past several offseasons, it wouldn’t make much sense to have a gaping hole on the back end at safety.”
General manager Brian Gutekunst said the Packers were keeping the door open on bringing Amos back. They need to act quickly before their former team captain is taken by another team this offseason. Amos has been eyed by the Baltimore Ravens and linked to the Chicago Bears.
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