What will the Packers needs be in 2019, and how do they fill them ? There is guesswork here because no-one knows exactly how the roster ends up, but my ranking includes several scenarios.
I gave every position my mark from 1 (superb at this position, both the starters and the depth), to a 9 (as bad as it can be).
- = needs more than one guy at this position. (The scoring is Fanspeak style).
QB 2 (not 1 due to lack of proven backup)
LT 2 (not 1 due to lack of good backup)
RG 6 (doesn’t necessitate an early pick, like starter-quality OT or OLB do).
RT 6 (due to injury frequency. Of course, if you want a good chance at a starting level OT, better get him in the first two rounds)
WR 3 (Cobb is retained), 5 (Cobb gone)
TE 4 (Lewis and Kendricks retained), 5 (one of the two gone), 6 (both gone)
NT 4 (decent backup is all that is needed)
DE 4 (if Wilkerson is fit and returns), 5 (if Wilkerson’s gone)
OLB 7* (if Matthews is retained), 8* (Matthews gone)
S 6 (Clinton-Dix is retained), 7* (Clinton-Dix gone