The Green Bay Packers are going through some changes. They have a new young head coach with Matt LaFleur. The Packers actually spent money in free agency adding Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith. Now the Packers have two first round picks with a chance to overhaul the roster. Aaron Rodgers needs some help. The Packers have a big opportunity ahead of themselves in the 2019 NFL Draft. Let’s head inside the war room.
First Round (Pick 12) – I mocked a pass rusher to the Packers but they seem to have addressed that need. This may seem like a risky pick but DK Metcalf makes some sense here. Davante Adams needs a sidekick. Metcalf is a freaky athlete that won’t allow teams to double Adams. This offense goes to another level with a big time number two receiver. Metcalf can really take the top off the defense too. EQ St. Brown and Marquez Valdes-Scantling isn’t cutting it. Let’s get Rodgers a real toy. A scary one.
First Round (Pick 30) – Why stop with Metcalf? Let’s go double tight end sets with Irv Smith and Jimmy Graham. Imagine the Packers offense with Adams, Metcalf, Graham, Smith, and Aaron Jones out of the backfield. We need to keep Aaron Rodgers happy. Giving him the best tight end in the draft is a big step in the right direction. I just love Irv Smith. He’s a special player and a top 5 tight end in the league the day he steps into the NFL. You add two weapons to this group and the Packers become real frightening.
Second Round (Pick 44) – Now we can move to the defensive side of the ball. I’d like to see the Packers get some sort of replacement for Clay Matthews. Drafting the yellow haired Chase Winovich from Michigan looks like his clone. It’s the perfect fit. Winovich can stand up and rush the passer. He just looks like Clay Matthews. It’s destined to be the case.
Third Round (Pick 76) – Can’t go wrong with some offensive line help. Billy Turner isn’t the answer, trust me. There are some guys in this range that can help. Alex Bars is a steal and may go even later than this considering he is coming off an injury. Ross Pierschbacher is an Alabama guy who should be plug and play. Every offensive line goes through injuries so you can’t have enough of the big fellas up front.
Get Aaron Rodgers more help and continue to build the defense. It’s not a hard formula to follow. Then again, this might all be a meaningless proposition if LaFleur is a flop. He very well just might be.