Lucky for them, the 2020 draft class is as deep as ever at the wide receiver position and while he won’t fully show his hand yesterday at the Scouting Combine, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst couldn’t help but be excited at the options he should have at the number 30 pick in April’s draft.
Given the situation the Packers find themselves in, they need to find a player that can contribute from
day one and thanks to the available talent, Green Bay could find a player in both the first and/or second rounds. That gives Gutekunst some flexibility so that I’d a player at a different position that may be higher on the draft board falls, they could take that player at 30 and still get an immediate impact receiver in the second round.
Still, all eyes will be on the remaining receivers when the Packers pick in the first round. Aaron Rodgers clearly needed more weapons last year and the draft will be the best chance to add one or two.
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Gutekunst spoke on a variety of topics, but it’s clear they want to get more reliable help around their quarterback. The Packers GM thinks Year 2 in LaFleur’s system will benefit Rodgers as much as did Matt Ryan who won NFL MVP in his second year with Matt LaFleur as his quarterbacks coach.
Another year, another similar headline. While Rodgers and the offense showed flashes throughout 2019, it was a wholly inconsistent year. LaFleur of course recognizes that is already making changes to his offense to include shorter play calls to lessen the amount of snaps with the play clock near zero.
Making fun of the Bears’ kicking issues was a favorite hobby of many Packers fans and luckily their own team will avoid their own kicking carousel by locking up Mason Crosby for three years.
There could be continued labor peace in the NFL should the NFLPA ratify the new collective bargaining agreement but that’s far from a sure thing given how some players have expressed skepticism over the expanded schedule.
Heated toilets with dryers built in? Let’s pick up the pace, America.