The Green Bay Packers are heading into a crucial offseason after making an impressive run to the NFC Championship Game. After a 13-3 regular season, the Packers fell to the San Francisco 49ers by a final score of 37-20 just one game short of Super Bowl 54.
Now, Brian Gutekunst must figure out how to add more talent to the roster for the Packers. He has proven himself over the last two offseasons and both fans and players have grown to trust him implicitly.
Green Bay will pick 30th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. There are quite a few directions the team could choose to go, but CBS Sports has them focusing on the offensive side of the football.
In the mock draft, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson ended up with the Packers, giving Aaron Rodgers another extremely talented target to work with.
Green Bay does not have enough pass catchers to support Aaron Rodgers. Davante Adams is great but Rodgers was most successful with multiple outlets. Jefferson has great body control and play-making ability after the catch. K.J. Hamler might make some sense here too as a guy that could provide an underneath option similar to Randall Cobb.
Jefferson would be an intriguing fit for the Packers. Last season with LSU, Jefferson caught 111 passes for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns. It helped that Joe Burrow was throwing him the football in one of the most prolific college seasons ever.
If the Packers bring in a threat like Jefferson, the offense will take a step forward. Davante Adams can no longer be the one and only lethal target and Jefferson would take a lot of pressure off of him.