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Packers Draft Day 3 Preview: Time to address the offense

The Packers still haven’t made any additions to the offensive line, receiving corps, or pass rush.

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While the Green Bay Packers cut into their stash of Day 3 draft picks via their trade for the No. 88 overall pick, they still hold eight selections over the final four rounds. Those choices should allow new general manager Brian Gutekunst to address the remaining needs of his team, most of them on offense.

Green Bay still hasn’t addressed their hold at right guard, but most of the top prospects at the position came off the board early in the second round. Austin Corbett, Will Hernandez, and James Daniels went in the first seven picks, and more potential starters heard their names called during the third round. The Packers have a long history of finding stud offensive lineman in the later rounds and could do so again this year. However, their ability to make an immediate impact with a blocker looks less likely at this stage of the draft.

Several wide receivers also came off the board on the second day of the draft, including possible Packers targets Courtland Sutton, Michael Gallup, and Tre’Quan Smith. A few notable names remain available, including Notre Dame’s Equanimeous St. Brown and Missouri’s J’Mon Moore. Still, most of the true deep threats have already found NFL homes.

And while the Packers attacked their defense in the draft, they still haven’t done anything to bolster the pass rush. Harold Landry nearly fell into their lap at pick No. 45, but the Tennessee Titans traded up and grabbed him. Green Bay did sign Muhammad Wilkerson in free agency and 2017 fourth-round pick Vince Biegel will enter training camp fully healthy, so perhaps the team can push off this need another year. Still, if Clay Matthews or Nick Perry endure another injury-plagued season, the improvements made in the back end of the defense might not matter.