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Cheese Curds, 5/10: Packers need to develop young offensive players into contributors

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The Packers’ receiving corps and backup QBs don’t need too much help right now, but face long-term questions that could be answered with recent additions.

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The Green Bay Packers did not select a single player at an offensive position on the first two days of the 2017 NFL Draft. This was hardly a surprise, though some (including this writer) believe that it might have been prudent to find a wide receiver early; still, the team added six draft picks on day three of the draft to the offense and several more players in undrafted free agency.

Five of those players are running backs, while the team also added a handful of receivers and a quarterback. Few of these individuals should see much playing time in 2017, with the exception of a couple of the running backs; still, with the future of the receiver and backup quarterback positions a bit uncertain, the coaching staff will have to take every opportunity to develop the players at those spots with the long view in mind.

In today’s curds, we find examinations of several of these positions, plus another look at safety/linebacker Josh Jones and some examination of personnel strategies in Green Bay and around the league.

Josh Jones brings engaging personality to Green Bay | Packers.com
Somehow, the Packers' second pick in the 2017 NFL Draft is both humble and confident, and although he's unhappy about being the ninth safety chosen, he's determined to make an early impact.

Packers RB group is a mystery wrapped in inexperience and intrigue | Packers Wire
If someone says they know how the Packers' running back group will shake out in 2017, they're either lying or from the future.

Grooming Hill could help Packers deal Hundley | Packersnews.com
It’s a little early to start thinking that Taysom Hill should become Aaron Rodgers’ backup. Yes, he impressed in rookie minicamp, but the hype train on Hill should still be firmly parked in the station until we start seeing him in more significant situations.

New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers head up post-draft 2017 NFL Power Rankings
WOO POWER RANKINGS! The Packers slot in at third, the same spot that they occupied in ESPN's rankings prior to the draft.

NFL teams are more willing to use high draft picks on short corners than receivers - SBNation.com
As you well know, the Packers aren't terribly excited about short players at either position. They have just one corner listed under 5'11 (that's Josh Hawkins at 5'10), while Randall Cobb (5'10) and Montay Crockett (6'0) are the only receivers shorter than 6'1".

Transactions roundup: Seahawks cut Perrish Cox - NFL.com
Some former Packers are on the move this week. Former practice squad receiver Jamel Johnson was released by the Seahawks, while former Packer Carl Bradford has a new home in Buffalo.

Jay Cutler leads odd offseason for NFL quarterbacks | The MMQB with Peter King
Cutler couldn't agree to a contract to start over the likes of Tom Savage, Cody Kessler, Brian Hoyer, or his former backup Josh McCown. Now that's hilarious.