When discussing the Green Bay Packer defense in one of Brian Gutekunst press conferences he didn’t hesitate to answer, “speed,” as need for this defense. The writing was on the wall for the Linebackers that failed to make impact plays for the packers last season. Relative Athletic Score or RAS is grade for a players measurements on a scare 1 to 10 scale compare to their peer group. For Example, Bobby Wagner RAS was 9.39 coming out of Utah State. Luke Kuechly coming out of Boston college RAS was 10.00. With Isaiah Simmons at a 9.97 it would be a dream to match up one of the Packers biggest needs with one of the premier payers at the positions to come along, albeit unlikely.
With roughly a little over $11 million in cap space — a portion of which will be dedicated to the upcoming rookie class — the Packers should have at least a few million they may be willing to part with in order to add a couple useful pieces to the mix.
The eight-day lull between new free agent acquisitions was finally broken early Tuesday evening, as numerous news outlets reported that Devin Funchess is expected to sign with the Packers on a one-year deal.
The Rick Wagner signing gives the Packers the freedom to take the best player available in the first round of the NFL draft. There are a few offensive tackles to keep an eye on if they stay on the board.
The Green Bay Packers front office may be in the market for a quarterback day three of the draft. Among the quarterbacks who can be drafted in the round 4 or later, three are feature standout traits that can be molded in time to where they may one day be the next line to be at the helm of Green Bay’s offense.
When we selected these NFL draft prospects, we took a look at the Packers roster and what areas they need help at. While the Packers recently signed free agent linebacker Christian Kirksey as well as inked offensive tackle Rick Wagner, we believe the Packers will add more help at those positions through the NFL draft. These aren’t first-round NFL draft prospects, but prospects that could be had in the third round or later. Here are some names to keep an eye on.