It’s a cliche almost as old as football itself.
”Games are won and lost in the trenches.”
While the cliche is generally true, acquiring linemen doesn’t exactly generate the most exciting headlines or television for fans. That said,these moves can have just as big or even bigger of an impact on a team’s Super Bowl chances.
That’s precisely what the Green Bay Packers could have in mind as we enter the final days before the 2020 NFL Draft. With needs along the offensive and defensive line, Green Bay is in prime position to get better along both lines.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Packers struck good in guard Elgton Jenkins last season and are hoping for a repeat success at tackle this year with Bryan Bulaga gone and David Bakhtiari entering a contract year. Free agent Rick Wagner likely won’t be much more than a stop gap signing.
Defensively, Green Bay needs to find a wrecking mate for Kenny Clark. Dean Lowry has been solid but the Packers could really use a force like Mike Daniels was before he was released. The second round could be the best time to get such a player.
Drafting linemen isn’t the sexiest or most exciting way to build a team but they are probably the most critical spot outside of quarterback. With a deep wide receiver class (another big Packers need), don’t be surprised if they bulk up literally and figuratively early.
It might be boring but you’ll be thankful once the season starts.
Now onto today’s curds.
How many fans yawned last year when Jenkins was picked? Now how many of those fans have been praising the pick? My point exactly.
Another run stuffer next to Clark? This could be your guy.
The Packers need speed at receiver. They could do a lot worse than Jalen Reagor who can move all over the field. Think of what Matt LaFleur could do with him.
Green Bay taking Aaron Rodgers’ heir apparent can’t be ruled out this year and here’s a list with feedback from people around the league on this year’s quarterback class.
Those Duke boys better be praying after this stunt ended up in a church.