The Green Bay Packers are getting younger. After years of being one of the oldest teams in the NFL, they will continue their work of drafting and developing. At the offensive skill positions, however, there will be plenty of youth and not many seasoned veterans on the team. On defense, the Packers have plenty of talent and former first round picks thanks to Brian Gutekunst’s draft philosophy. However, one of these positions, too, is in dire need of attention. PPF published an article recently that laid out each NFL team’s biggest draft needs. No one will be surprised by the Packers’.
The Green Bay Packers’ Biggest Needs in the 2023 NFL Draft
To no one’s surprise, PFF named tight end, wide receiver, and safety as the Packers’ biggest needs leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft:
“The Packers have been quiet this free agency period, as all focus is on the Aaron Rodgers situation and getting the right deal done there. They do need some new talent at both tight end and wide receiver, though it isn’t a total desert in either category. Their lone defensive signing has been safety Tarvarius Moore, but they could look to draft another one in the later rounds.”
The Packers currently have Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Samori Toure, Bo Melton, and Jeff Cotton as their wide receivers going into the 2023 NFL season. Allen Lazard signed with the New York Jets and Randall Cobb is still a free agent. Clearly, there is work to be done.
Josiah Deguara and Tyler Davis will return to the Packers in 2023. Robert Tonyan signed with the Chicago Bears and Marcedes Lewis is still a free agent. There are plenty of talented tight ends in this year’s draft, so do not be surprised to see the Packers take more than one.
Darnell Savage had a terrible season, ended up benched, but thrived as a slot corner. The problem is that he is among the best safeties on the team, which is not saying much. Rasul Douglas could shift to safety, but that does not solve the problem. Rudy Ford was re-signed, but he does not solve the problem either. In short, the Packers’ current safeties play best on special teams, but they lack quality starting talent.
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