Ranking the Packers Biggest Needs After the 2021 NFL Draft

The 2021 NFL Draft is history and GM Brian Gutekunst has added nine players to the Green Bay Packers roster. He also signed several more undrafted free agents.

While most experts believe the Packers addressed most of their needs in some way in the draft, the team still has several areas that could use some improvement as they head into OTAs and then training camp in July.

Here are the top five needs the Packers still have right now based on their current roster:

5. Safety

The Packers have some depth questions here behind the quality starting duo of Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage. Will Redmond is back but is best suited to special teams duty and has often been a liability in coverage.

Last year’s oft-injured backup Raven Greene has just signed with Tampa Bay. That leaves Henry Black and Vernon Scott as the next two backup candidates. Both players showed some promise in their rookie seasons, but it’s unclear whether they’re ready to take on a bigger role in the defense.

If one or both make a second-year jump, the Packers could be OK, but an experienced player at this position would be a good short-term addition to the defense.

4. Offensive Tackle

The Packers have some issues here because of the questions surrounding Pro Bowl left tackle David Bakhtiari’s recovery from the knee injury he suffered in December. The team is still unsure whether he’ll be ready to play in time for Week 1.

Green Bay has options here, but all of them are either unproven or involve weakening other positions along the offensive line. For example, the Packers could always move Elgton Jenkins to tackle until Bakhtiari returns. Jon Runyan, Jr. and rookie Royce Newman both played tackle in college and can fill in there on a short-term basis but neither has any NFL experience at that position.

Veteran Yosh Nijman just signed his qualifying offer and is being groomed by the coaching staff, but is he ready to get extensive playing time?

An experienced swing tackle would be a solid addition in case Bakhtiari isn’t ready to start the season or injuries strike.

3. Interior Defensive Line

The Packers still have questions at this position, even after adding Tedarrell Slaton in the fifth round of the draft. This year’s class was not strong at the IDL position so it was tough for the team to get much help in this year via the draft.

Kenny Clark, Kingsley Keke and Dean Lowry are likely the starting three. Slaton and Tyler Lancaster are likely the top backups with Anthony Rush, Willington Previlon and Delontae Scott also available on the roster.

The Packers are counting on Keke to take another step forward in his third NFL season. If he doesn’t, the team will still have questions at this position.

They also cannot afford a long-term injury to Clark who is by far their best interior lineman. An experienced run stuffer would be a solid addition to this group.

2. Inside Linebacker

Christian Kirksey was let go and won’t be back and that leaves second-year men Krys Barnes and Kamal Martin as the starters.

Depth is a question. Oren Burks has been moved to outside linebacker and he and Ty Summers are both better suited to special teams than extended roles on defense.

The Packers drafted Isaiah McDuffie in the sixth round but he’s inexperienced and probably won’t see the field much on defense as a rookie.

The Pack needs an experienced player who can step in and play regularly if either Martin or Barnes get hurt.

1. Backup/Starting QB

Regardless of how the Aaron Rodgers situation plays out, the Packers have a need for an experienced backup quarterback. If Jordan Love isn’t ready to start, the Packers need to bring in somebody who can.

If Rodgers is traded, the Packers may get a veteran who can be the short-term starter as part of the deal, but we still don’t know if a trade will take place or if they get a quarterback as part of the transaction.

If Rodgers returns and gets hurt, the Pack still need a backup who can take over while Rodgers recovers. There are still several free agents available who could help the Pack in this area. They include Nick Mullens, Blake Bortles and Matt Moore.

None of these candidates are quality starters, but all qualify as backups who could step in over the short term and start a handful of games until Rodgers returns to the lineup.

It will be interesting to see how and if Gutekunst addresses these areas of need between now and the start of the season.

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PatrickGB's picture

May 08, 2021 at 12:06 pm

I agree with #s 1-3. I am not sure about 4 and 5. One good thing about this draft is that we have plenty of offensive linemen to pick from. The team bus may need extra shocks.

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dblbogey's picture

May 08, 2021 at 02:49 pm

If 3 good interior lineman develop from Runyon, and this year's picks, I could see E.Jenkins as our full time right tackle when Bakh returns.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

May 08, 2021 at 03:25 pm

I wonder if we might see Jenkins take over for Bakh on day. I hope we don't see decline from Bakh, but it always figures that a guy's next contract often pays him for his previous performance.
As it stands, we lose a lot of time from him and he may take some time to get back to form (or start getting injured more often).

The big contract has lost a lot of value already because we'll be paying him more per year due to time list and possible diminished performance.

That said, I think it is our most solidly coached and strongest position group and it will be fine.

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GilMartin's picture

May 08, 2021 at 05:08 pm

LOL. There are a lot of offensive lineman on the roster and I think we're good there long term, but if Bakhtiari isn't ready to start the season, I'm concerned. Thanks for the comment, PatrickGB.

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Michael Hughes's picture

May 08, 2021 at 12:21 pm

So to clarify...

The Packers are on the brink of salary cap hell. We have got through 2021 by kicking all the hits into 2022. As it stands our cap in 2022 is a complete mess.

And you think we should spend money from somewhere (borrow it from 2023 or something) to pay for an experienced QB because our second year first round QB isnt backup standard.

If Rodgers leaves then obviously we need to do something at QB although you probably should go Love.

But if Rodgers stays and you think signing a vet QB is a priority then I honestly don't know what to say......

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PatrickGB's picture

May 08, 2021 at 12:45 pm

I agree. Yet, I don’t see much choice about getting another QB. We need at least one more. However, if the team gets an UDFA or a vet on the cheap then that’s probably the path that the team follows. But IF Rodgers actually leaves then the team has more cap space to pick up an experienced QB.

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GilMartin's picture

May 08, 2021 at 05:12 pm

If Rodgers leaves, the need for a QB is obvious. If Love isn't ready yet and most scouts say he isn't, then you would still need a veteran QB to remain competitive if Rodgers gets hurt and misses some time. None of the players on that list would cost a lot of cap money and all would be on a one-year deal, two at most. Thanks for the comment, Michael Hughes.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 09, 2021 at 02:35 pm

I'm not convinced Love isnt ready anymore than those who say he needs several more years of experience. The only people who might know are the coaches.

My sentiment is if Love needs experience than play him. Any QB picked up should be backing up Love. What is the upside of picking up a broken down QB who will never get better, and might be able to win the occasional game?

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HankScorpio's picture

May 11, 2021 at 06:43 pm

They Packers have 2 mil available cap space now. They are 21 mil over the projected 2022 cap. They have to sign vets like Adams, Alexander and Tonyan. 2 rookie classes won't impact that a ton but it will impact it.

If Rodgers retires and they re-coup his bonus money, that is a huge get out of cap jail free card. But they still are not flush.

Spending on a QB, even modestly, say 5 mil, is not something they should have on the radar, IMO.

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dobber's picture

May 09, 2021 at 09:32 am

"As it stands our cap in 2022 is a complete mess."

The Packers will, out of necessity, start shedding contracts after the 2021 season.

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mnbadger's picture

May 08, 2021 at 12:28 pm

I think we're better at dline than most people think. I don't think we're great, just need scheme help and gap discipline. The bigger issue defensively IMO is still inside linebacker.
And yes, we definitely need an additional QB. I like MMoore and Mullens, but I'm putting Lovetron on the field first if the need arises. Let's find out now if he's ready. He'll play a Bunch of snaps in preseason. He'll be coached up, he's got talent and talent around him. We have absolutely nothing to judge his preparedness level currently, so why attack him. Time to really blank out the schefties of the world and deal with facts. GPG

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flackcatcher's picture

May 08, 2021 at 03:57 pm

Packers don't think they help at ILB. Their scheme on defense won't change much under Barry. More SS than CB in the slot. (under Pettine they were playing Redmond and if healthy Greene in duo slots) Of course that could change depending on the Cap.

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murf7777's picture

May 08, 2021 at 09:08 pm

I think there could be quite a big difference with his defense. From my understanding, he is going to be asking his DL to be penetrators vs eating up blockers. That changes how the DL and LB play which I think is a big change.

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flackcatcher's picture

May 08, 2021 at 11:21 pm

If true then the defense needs more bodies in the room. Gap coverage then will become even more an issue. We'll see...

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dobber's picture

May 09, 2021 at 09:39 am

" Gap coverage then will become even more an issue."

There will be big plays in that kind of scheme, but the Packers were already giving up big plays in the run game. The hope being they blow up more plays before they get going so that those big plays are further between and that they force the opposition into more obvious passing situations.

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GilMartin's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:16 pm

I think we see Love extensively in the preseason and hopefully in training camp. I hope you're right about the Dline and I agree ILB remains an issue. Thanks for commenting, mnbadger, always good to hear from you.

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Michael Hughes's picture

May 09, 2021 at 04:33 am

If Love is so far short of backup standard that we need to spend money we don't have on another backup then the likelihood of him ever being a franchise QB is minimal. In which case Gutey probably needs firing if he is risking losing Rodgers for a very long shot project.

I would be OK spending vet min money on another QB but you aren't getting a reliable starter for that. Honestly spending much more than that is a terrible idea unless Love really is that far behind the curve in which case we have far bigger worries.

Another QB is a luxury. Which is fine if you have the resource but you can't spend on luxuries when your cap position is dire.

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croatpackfan's picture

May 09, 2021 at 07:39 am

Packers scouts or otherd, "scouts" fron media.

We really do not know what is the development level Jordan Love achievef at this moment. He might be good or excellent and that might be reason why AR is asking more guaranted money in his contract. I admit that JL might be bust or just average QB, but I believe Brian Gutekunst will try to trade JL if Packers believe that he does not have what they thought at the moment of picking him. That decision is not on GB only, but on evaluation of coaches and personnel department together.

However, if AR is done nin Green Bay, I agree that Packers need experienced QB behind Jordan Love. If Aaron stays, UDFA is enough to fill 3rd position...

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blacke00's picture

May 09, 2021 at 07:50 am

Of course we need a "camp" arm next week is rookie camp and there is only one QB on the rooster. So expect some action this week.
Someone on an above comment said something about what the "scouts" said about Love..what scouts? and how would anyone really know? No 2020 rookie camp, no mini camps, no in house workout, and no preseason games.
Stop with the Bullshit!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 09, 2021 at 02:36 pm

So true!

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splitpea1's picture

May 08, 2021 at 12:54 pm

"This year's class was not strong at the IDL position so it was tough for the team to get much help...via the draft."

It couldn't have been that tough, as 9 DTs were selected in Rounds 2-4. I'm happy to have Slaton (at least the Packers did something), but one of the more mobile or active types would have been nice in addition. So once again, we're kicking the can down the road on this one and hoping the combination of Clark, Keke, and Slaton (I'm not even discussing anyone else) can get it done.

ILB: Burks....Gute sure does have difficulty parting ways with some of his picks, doesn't he? Meh, maybe Drayton can do something dramatic with him for one season.

Backup QB behind Love if Rodgers leaves: Mullens, yes; M. Moore, yes; Bortles, no. And no to Hundley if anybody is thinking of turning the clock backwards.

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GilMartin's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:25 pm

Thanks for the comment, splitpea1. I agree with you on the QBs. As for the DLs in the draft, they were picked, but how many of them were good value at that spot. The draft is always a combination of supply and demand and the DLs that were picked probably went higher than they should have because of the lack of depth and overall talent at the position in this year's draft. That being said, we'll see how this one goes. Agree on Burks but we'll see if he makes the team this year.

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dobber's picture

May 09, 2021 at 09:56 am

"It couldn't have been that tough, as 9 DTs were selected in Rounds 2-4."

It seems to me that the strength of a draft at a position is perceived at its top end....

Round 2-4 DTs drafted by year (according to Pro-Football Reference.com)
2018 8
2019 5
2020 9
2021 9

Round 1 DTs drafted by year:
2018: 3
2019 6
2020 2
2021 0

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splitpea1's picture

May 09, 2021 at 10:57 am

So? There are not other potentially good players sprinkled in the purported non-strength areas? And in response to Gil's comment, isn't value just as much in the eye of the beholder?

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HankScorpio's picture

May 11, 2021 at 06:59 pm

The vast majority of eyes beheld a very weak IDL group this year.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

May 08, 2021 at 01:14 pm

The first thing I would mention is that Raven Green wasn't just injured last year (grammatically speaking, but putting "oft injured" before "backup" and with "last year's" as the possessive, the meaning of the sentence is that he was injured often last year and I don't believe that's what you meant). It should be: Last year's backup, the oft injured Raven Greene... (no hyphen is needed in oft injured either, as it is a time worn usage prior to the Millenials over-hypenating everything like they are compound German words that go on forever)

But let's take them in order.
5. No need. Scott become the 3rd. Black in reserve for special teams with few snaps. The UDFA Uphoff is the biggest sleeper in this Packers' draft. He is versatile and was starting to put up huge numbers before a very serious injury, one which also hurt his 40 time and left him undrafted. He's a bit hitter who can cover and close ground and will win a roster spot and compete for the 3rd position.

4. Did you miss the draft, the depth at this position, the best coaching in the league at this position group, and the fact that they have more ability to teach and to switch up positions for guy's than any coaching staff in the league? OL is the broader category and there is no need to be specific about tackle, guard or center anymore in the modern NFL (it's like positionless basketball). They drafted talent and some UDFAs and have some guys already in the development pipeline and had the best line in football last year. It's fine.

3. I rank this the #1 need still, despite liking Slaton an awful lot for both scheme fit and ability. The kids from IA and MI can be developed and Lowry should lose his job. A vet to mentor Slaton is the best option.

2. I rank this second among needs. I like the starters, but Kirksey was trash until late in the season. I think Summers might finally start to get it, but both he and Burks are pretty bad. Not sure about the rookie. I think a solid vet is the right move again.

1. That's just ridiculous. Ludicrous. Risible.

The 3rd, and only other area of need I see, would still be WR, even though I like our group a lot and have been impressed by the development. ESB by games played would only be about a second year player and still hasn't reached his ceiling. The draft pick is decent. Funchess is coming back. I guess this need feels more long term to me, but the roster feels so solid to me that I don't think anything else ranks ahead of it. I thought it was a sneaky quiet, but exceptional draft and see some hope in numerous UDFA's.

Which is why Rodgers would be a fool to leave before the full contract is up, and he will be in the driver's seat again this year for sure.

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GilMartin's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:30 pm

Don't think WR is still a big need after drafting Rodgers but we'll see. OL has a lot of potential but not a lot of proven depth especially at tackle. If Bakhtiari isn't ready to start the season, this is a potential area of concern. Long-term, they are in good shape at the position but short term, they may need a swing tackle. Backup QB is an area of need if Love isn't ready to start whether Rodgers stays or goes. If he goes, they need someone who can start. If he stays, they need someone who is ready to take over for a few games if he Rodgers gets hurt. Thanks for the comment, SpikeHyzer.

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greengold's picture

May 09, 2021 at 10:47 am

A lot of WR contracts are up this year. Seems this could get very interesting at WR within the month.

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GilMartin's picture

May 09, 2021 at 02:20 pm

That is very true. We'll see if the Rodgers situation changes Davante's desire to re-sign with Green Bay.

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stockholder's picture

May 08, 2021 at 01:25 pm

Have to agree with them all. Nothing changed in the last 5 years. The Addition is QB. And now Gute's trying to get a veteran for peanuts. So why dump Boyle? Oh thats right. Can't fix stupid when you go to war.

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PatrickGB's picture

May 08, 2021 at 02:18 pm

I am not sure that the intention by the FO was to “dump” Boyle. I think that they expected Rodgers to play and Love to need a ton of reps. The cap was going to be a serious issue and they needed every penny and Boyle had probably peaked. Of course we all now see that it backfired. And yah, now Gutie is looking in the discount aisle for another QB. My guess is that the FO did not expect this to happen. But maybe they should have.

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stockholder's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:00 pm

He was one of the first to go. You have to consider the three visits to see Rodgers. Don't give Gute the benefit of the doubt. Rodgers wants him fired. Boyle signed with the Lions on purpose. I wonder what Gute said to Boyle and his agent.

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Coldworld's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:08 pm

Sigh.

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Thegravedigger's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:58 pm

Boyle was rodgers boy. Another thing rodgers is probably not happy about

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dobber's picture

May 09, 2021 at 10:08 am

" I wonder what Gute said to Boyle and his agent."

Good luck.

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GilMartin's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:37 pm

I agree the cap had a lot to do with it. If they knew how unhappy Rodgers was, they shouldn't have let Boyle go so easily.

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GilMartin's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:32 pm

I don't understand letting Boyle go if you knew about Rodgers' unhappiness. But, here we are...Thanks for the comment, stockholder.

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stockholder's picture

May 09, 2021 at 07:54 am

Right. He kept his tongue in his mouth. It wasn't until Gute approached him on a contract. Things blew up at that point.

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dobber's picture

May 09, 2021 at 09:35 am

Boyle isn't the answer. He wouldn't fix anything if ARod were to move on for the 2021 season. Time to try to cash another backup lottery ticket.

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HawkPacker's picture

May 10, 2021 at 07:09 am

I don't believe the FO knew how unhappy Rodgers was at that point. I believe after this transaction, Rodgers took advantage of the Packers!

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croatpackfan's picture

May 09, 2021 at 07:49 am

I remember 2 established OL, considering to be among the best in NFL, if not the best that started as regular starters as rookies. One was drafted in 4th round, another in 5th round.

I also remember panic in fan base when both started, claiming that they need more time to adapt in NFL.

Both of them showed how ridiculous was claiming that they are not ready.

I forget their names, but maybe some among Packers fan base might remember them.

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porupack's picture

May 09, 2021 at 08:47 am

Classy set-up !!! Hmmm, wonder who they were.

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greengold's picture

May 09, 2021 at 09:57 am

Bakhtiari & Tauscher.

Man, I’ve searched all over for the Bakhtiari draft profile, and it seems to have been expunged. It was laughable how inadequate they made him sound.

I read it last year, but it is nowhere to be found this year.

Gil, who are these “most scouts” who feel Jordan Love isn’t ready to start? Those are pretty serious words being thrown around, given the Packers situation, with no attributions to their source. Or, is this just your own personal sentiment?

The one opinion on that which should carry the most weight is Matt LaFleur. I’ve seen video of Love from his private workouts this Spring, and he looked pretty good, making every kind of throw.

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GilMartin's picture

May 09, 2021 at 02:29 pm

Thanks for the comment. I haven't read one scouting report on Love fro the 2020 draft that said he was ready to start as a rookie. Most rookie QBs struggle anyway. Remember, Love had a better 2018 season in college than 2019 season.

The scouting reports all said he needed to work on his mechanics and reading defenses and that he'd need a few years to sit and learn but he has the raw talent to be a quality NFL starter.

This was part of his writeup on The Draft Network:
Jordan Love isn’t without his warts but he possesses a high-level physical skill set and peaks on tape that reveal the ceiling of a potential dynamic NFL starting quarterback. His arm talent and mobility is perfect for the trends of today’s NFL and there is no limitations to what he can do on the field. The full playbook is open for Love and then some. With that said, he does need to make notable strides in several key areas including decision-making, timing and accuracy to achieve his ceiling. An early investment in Love is a bet on yourself to be able to develop his overall game but his upside is worth the calculated risk.

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HankScorpio's picture

May 11, 2021 at 07:56 pm

Starting with Adam Timmerman in 1995 round 7, the Packers commenced an incredible string of (10) day 3 OL gems that culminated with the best of them all, David Bahktiari in 2013. That's about one every other year. Some played elsewhere. All of them hit at least a 30 in pro football reference CarAvg value. I doubt any one of those names was particularly exciting at the time.

1995-7th-Adam Timmerman-83
1996-6th Marco Rivera-70
2000-7th Mark Tauscher-63
2004-7th Scott Wells-65
2008-4th Josh Sitton-87
2008 5th Breno Giacomini-39
2009-4th TJ Lang-67
2010-5th Marshall Newhouse-43
2013-4th-David Bahktiari-85
2013-4th JC Tretter-31

The point is that you keep investing in OL. You win some, you lose some. But with enough swings, you'll produce enough hits to keep your QB clean and the run lanes wide and inviting--like when Cosmo Kramer adopted a mile of the FDR. Maybe Royce Newman and/or Cole Van Lanen will be the next guys to make that list. Heck, I believe Runyan, or even Stepaniak can still make that list. Maybe they'll all join the roster of names I didn't list. OL is so important, it demands you just keep taking those swings.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

May 08, 2021 at 02:29 pm

I would prefer that Boyle was kept as a quarterback and our pesty poster DwayneFite would be cut.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

May 08, 2021 at 05:59 pm

I've just recently contacted CHTV about the recent proliferation of scam-mailers (like DwayneFite) - in all of the comments sections. They are aware of the problem and that their development team is currently working on a solution. So goodbye Dwayne (et al) - hopefully.

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GilMartin's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:39 pm

Now it really looks like they should have tried to keep Boyle but it's too late. I hope things with Rodgers get ironed out OK. Thanks for the comment, Ferrari-Driver.

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GregC's picture

May 08, 2021 at 02:36 pm

I don't get #1 at all. If Rodgers comes back, Love is obviously the #2 QB, and you can go with a developmental guy at #3. You only need one decent backup QB. I suppose it's possible that something has gone very, very wrong with Love's development, but I don't think that's the case, otherwise the team wouldn't be trying to keep its options open for moving on without Rodgers after this year.

I think OT and ILB are the biggest positions of need. Billy Turner played well at RT last year but struggled at LT in the playoff loss. That leaves Elgton Jenkins as the only decent backup at LT, and you have to take him out of position for him to fill in there, which is not ideal. Jon Runyan played guard last year, and Royce Newman appears to project as a guard. That leaves Yosh Nijman, who has been hanging around for a few years and will need to take a big step to be a good option at OT. So it might make sense to bring in another vet, as they did with Rick Wagner last year. Wagner actually played quite well until the playoff loss.

I couldn't agree more on ILB. We only have two, and we need three. It's as simple as that, really. I also agree with DL and safety as needs, albeit not major ones..

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MITM's picture

May 08, 2021 at 02:54 pm

2 things in reference to the article.

1) Vernon Scott is going to be a stud.

2) I beg any one here that has doubts about Ty Summers to PLEASE watch him in the NFCCG when he stepped in for Barnes. Ty Summers IS our best coverage backer. He is, its true. He missed a few tackles on primetime (SNF) in his first start vs one of the best teams in the NFL (Saints) on the road. For every tackle he missed there were other plays he trailed Kamara nicely in coverage and made sure tackles. He did not miss a tackle the rest of the season after one on Gurley in the Falcons game. Joe Barry got more out of Troy Reeder than maybe anyone else could have - and Summers is the superior prospect hands down to Reeder. Watch Ty in that 2nd half when we held the Bucs down finally.

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Coldworld's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:07 pm

Summers will get the chance to show that in camp. I did think he might be getting it late. Here is hoping that you are right.

As to what comes behind, I think there is plenty of d/b talent that will also shake out in camp.

On the DL, I think Rush and Slaton give us credible beef to help Clark. The question is, will our new DC use them? Last year we could have played heavier had we wanted. I hope Barry will.

On OL, we should be fine if Bakh is back up to speed later in the season. We have enough players who can play tackle adequately against most teams. I’d love Nijman to break through. That would be a massive bonus.

Looking forward to a proper camp and the chance to see young players force there way on to the roster.

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dobber's picture

May 09, 2021 at 10:07 am

I don't hold much hope for Rush. He couldn't earn snaps last year and couldn't stay active even with needs on the DL, and has bounced around some.

"The question is, will our new DC use them? Last year we could have played heavier had we wanted."

It could be that you're right and a new scheme will make a difference, but the Fangio/Staley scheme hasn't typically employed space-eaters. I'm just as interested in seeing how Previlon and other developmental DTs do in camp.

"On OL, we should be fine if Bakh is back up to speed later in the season. "

Some are now speculating that Bakhtiari may only miss a couple weeks. That his recovery is that far ahead of schedule (remember that Bulaga made a 9 month recovery a couple years ago). Certainly the player moves made by the Packers don't show any desperation at T. That said, the changes to Turner's contract make him someone who could very likely be cut after 2021, and any young T that steps up and shows he can play will help to push him off the roster.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

May 08, 2021 at 03:14 pm

People are spamming with ads for bogus employment.
Do you guys have a report function so we can get those posts deleted?

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Johnblood27's picture

May 08, 2021 at 04:10 pm

Careful what you ask for...

You ask for whom the bell tolls...

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flackcatcher's picture

May 08, 2021 at 04:14 pm

CHTY web team is good with dealing with this kind of spamming. This kind of abuse takes time to deal with. It's a manual operation for the web team. They'll get it done. (On the other hand it proves how popular CHTY has become. Success does have its downsides)

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Beowuff's picture

May 08, 2021 at 04:34 pm

Player needs are defined by the team that beat you severely last year, what do they have that you don’t. You can plan on Bakhtiari being back, center has been addressed, so it’s not OL, its team speed at LB position, improved DB play, pass rush, aka, defense, plus another threat at WR but got that in draft. No Aaron Rodgers means no chance, unless the trade is with Denver and they give you Bridgewater. Farve won SB with Safety FA from Seattle and Rodgers won with FA Woodson to solidify depth back there, so yes, priority is at DB and a LB. How bout Bridgewater and Von Miller ( at least, plus a 1st rounder), for Rodgers, but yes, try to keep Aaron and get some type of beast on D instead.

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stockholder's picture

May 08, 2021 at 06:04 pm

No way they sign for less then Boyle.

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porupack's picture

May 09, 2021 at 08:58 am

That's an exceptional insight. One must still factor in-game mistakes, injuries and lapse of judgement by coaches, and players....but its still a solid angle whenever this debate re-surfaces about what is the weakness (or priority) that needs addressing.

I agree. Wished GB had prioritized a couple players in Rd 2 or 3, even though other selections were higher "value". I get value. I get premium position, etc. Clearly CB, OL and WR were top priority. But ILB was as well, and sometimes you just have to fill a glaring weakness, as teams can exploit that, forcing the other 9 players (not ILBs) to compensate, and therefore reduce their overall matchup prowess.

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Dragon5's picture

May 09, 2021 at 06:14 am

EDGE & WR--both Smith Bros & Adams enter their enemy year Feb 1st, 2022.

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nostradanus's picture

May 09, 2021 at 08:16 am

If Rodgers leaves the Packers will not be competitive anyway. The guys that were brought back were resigned for one reason, to make one more run at the SB. It is set up for Rodgers to leave after this season and that is why he’s so pissed.

Packers management created a mess here.

Fix it!

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dobber's picture

May 09, 2021 at 10:26 am

"If Rodgers leaves the Packers will not be competitive anyway."

I guess it depends on how much we believe 2020 was ARod carrying the offense on his back, and whether a game manager could thrive behind the Packers committing to running the ball and hitting on those underneath routes and wide open receivers that we pointed out that ARod ignored on a weekly basis.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

May 09, 2021 at 03:05 pm

The same people making the asinine statements 'the Packers wont be competitive if Rodgers leave' as if factual are the same people who said once MM left and LF signed it would take 2 to 3 years before the team is competitive again. I'd say two consecutive seasons of 13 & 3, and two NFC Championship games the Packers were competitive.

Curious how anyone knows how Love isnt NFL ready? Must have inside knowledge? Please share your source, otherwise you are no better than Schefter (spelling).

Trade for Bridgewater and Von Miller? Are you kidding me? Let's think much bigger and longer term puhlease! The Packers are loaded and talented on both Offense and Defense.

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Fabio's picture

May 09, 2021 at 04:13 pm

I don't know what movie you saw last season.
I have seen a Q win MVP and a Q rookie who, as he is good and talented, has not even won his battle for n ° 2 (maybe this is the first case in history?)
Perhaps the question is another:
How can you all be so sure of Love ???
If he takes the field I will support him with all of myself because this situation is not his fault, but it certainly needs a much better defense than what we currently have.

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Fabio's picture

May 09, 2021 at 04:08 pm

Little reflection ....
If we go to Rodgers (and I think this is obvious by now) Love will be our Q.
Well I WILL SUPPORT HIM !!
but ....
1) for sure he needs an experienced Q behind him
2) do we really think that this defense is at the Top 5 level able to stay in the field for a long time (due to a young Q with obvious problems) without allowing scores to the opponents? Do we really think that a coach is enough to change the quality of our 3DLs (excluding Clark) and our LBs ?? Maybe if we had swapped ARs before the draft we could have had higher choices and need-focused players .....
Yeah, but this is about Gute and he can't be questioned .....

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PhantomII's picture

May 09, 2021 at 09:55 pm

We need a QB that wants to win a Super Bowl with an improved offense and defense.

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Dzehren's picture

May 10, 2021 at 07:00 am

ILB and 3/4 DE

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HankScorpio's picture

May 11, 2021 at 08:14 pm

I'm not sure an assessment of needs means much at this point. The hay is in the barn on the 2021 roster. It's possible to add someone that can turn a need into satisfactory depth after May 11 but it is unlikely. Mostly because no matter how we assess the needs, there is probably not someone available to fill it.

I'd love to see it happen. I'm not suggesting Gute and the personnel department spend the next two months on vacation. I'm just ready to get the Rodgers BS resolved one way or another and then let's get it on.

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