Despite not having a receiver with over 1,000 yards on the season, Green Bay finished with a 13-3 record and advanced all the way to the NFC Championship game. Head Coach Matt Lafleur brought his West Coast outside zone scheme to the Frozen Tundra and thrived. General Manager Brian Gutekunst has done a fantastic job attacking the Packers area’s of weakness over the past two years. If the Packers are going to progress to the Super Bowl, more weapons are needed on the outside.
This off-season must be dedicated to offensive improvements. At age 36, Aaron Rodgers can no longer carry the team on his back. While he still shows flashes of superpowers, Rodgers is not the same quarterback he once was. Green Bay must not rely solely on the right arm of number 12.
While Aaron Jones had an amazing season in 2019, additional ammunition is needed. Davante Adams finished the season with 997 yards, while missing 4 games with a turf toe injury. No other pass catcher ended the season with over 500 receiving yards. More reliable targets at wide receiver and tight end are needed.
Since Randall Cobb was released, the Packers have had a void at slot receiver. Cobb’s skills were sorely missed in the offense in 2019. A shifty slot receiver should be at the top of Green Bay’s wish list. Speed is the name of the game for this offense. An electric talent such as Jalen Reagor of TCU, or K.J. Hamler from Penn State would work wonders in this Packers’ offense. Both could be draft targets in the early rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The tight end position has been a sore spot in Green Bay since Jermichael Finley’s career was cut short. Jimmy Graham is simply not worth his bloated salary at this stage in his NFL life. Fortunately, there are a number of tight ends available through the middle rounds in this draft class. Brian Gutekunst could look to add Cole Kmet of Notre Dame, Harrison Bryant out of Florida Atlantic, or Mitchell Wilcox from South Florida. A field stretcher down the seam is a piece that Green Bay has been missing in this offense.Nick is a lifelong Packers fan. 4th and 26 was on his 13th birthday, unlucky. Follow him @CANDRAFTGEEK647 on Twitter for all your Packers draft needs and questions.