We are still over a week away from the 2020 NFL Draft and we have no idea if training camp or the season will even start on time if at all. But that did not stop NFL Spin Zone from putting together their Power Rankings.
After finishing a game away from the Super Bowl in Matt LaFleur’s first season, NFL Spin Zone has the Packers currently ranked as 6th in their latest power rankings.
Now, these rankings could change by the time the season actually starts. We have the draft that can change teams, training camps, pre-season and there could be injuries. Even with all of that, the Packers being ranked 6th is a good place to start the season and seems to be the ideal ranking after their finish last season.
Their loss in the NFC Championship made it clear that the Packers need more weapons on offense, especially in the passing game, outside of Davante Adams. General Manager Brian Gutekunst has signed free agent wide receiver Devin Funchess this off-season. With the receiver class being deep this year, it is almost a certainty that Gutekunst will draft a receiver early in the draft. I would not be surprised if they draft multiple receivers to help replenish the depth and a quality targets for Rodgers to throw to.
It is being widely reported that this years receiver class could turn into one of the all-time great receiver classes ever. The Packers are not drafting at the top of the draft, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get a good receiver. The Packers already have a number 1 receiver, they need quality complimentary pieces that will make an impact and take the coverage away from Adams.
There will be no surprising teams this season. Matt LaFleur will have a whole new set of challenges in guiding this team in his second season. But if last season was any indication, this team should be prepared for the challenge ahead and live up to these rankings. Time will tell, but things will continue to take shape with the draft next week.
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag