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For fans reading up on what the Packers might do Thursday through Saturday, iHeartRadio has put together position-by-position draft previews as it relates to Green Bay and who might be available when the Packers are on the clock.
Green Bay currently holds 10 selections in the 2020 NFL Draft and will pick at #30 in the first round to start things off.
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It is extremely unlikely that the Packers get their hands on one of the top quarterback prospects in this year's Draft. Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Herbert seem destined to be top-half first-round selections. That being said, there are some attractive options in the first two days of the NFL Draft, such as Ashwaubenon native James Morgan or Utah's Jordan Love, if the Packers are set on finding Aaron Rodgers' heir apparent this year.
Running Back (RB/FB)
The Packers have spent 13 Draft picks on running backs or fullbacks since 2007, an average of one per Draft. They've spent four picks in the past three years on the position, including three choices in 2017. Green Bay has some urgency at the position, given that Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are in the final years of their rookie deals, and there's nobody else proven on the depth chart that would be obvious to take over should the Packers opt to not retain either back.
Pass Catcher (WR/TE)
The Packers will almost certainly be adding to the position group in this year's loaded Draft class, particularly at wide receiver. 2014's second-round selection, Davante Adams, is one of the NFL's best, but only Equanimeous St. Brown and Marques Valdez-Scantling on the roster are players added via the Draft. Devin Funchess was signed to help with the depth, but there's a glaring need for playmaking at the position. Tight end is relatively set, but there's value in the later stages of the Draft where the Packers pick the most.
Offensive Line (T/G/C)
Green Bay's taken five offensive linemen in the NFL Draft the past four seasons, including a second-round pick. However, just two of those picks are still with the team: reserve guard Cole Madison and starting guard Elgton Jenkins. Other than 2015, Green Bay's picked up at least one player for the offensive line in every Draft going back to the Ron Wolf years, so it stands to reason they'll be looking to add some depth, particularly at tackle, in this year's event.
Defensive Line (DT/3T/DE)
Perhaps the good news about this year's class is that the depth lies further down the board, where the Packers have more flexibility (and more selections). There's only really two prospects that won't be on the board when Green Bay is on the clock at #30 overall: Derrick Brown (a top-10 lock) and Javon Kinlaw (mid-first round projection). Green Bay does need some depth at interior defensive line, given the state of contracts at the position group.
In every Draft since 2011, at least one pick, and in several years, multiple selections have been made by the Packers to address the positions, whether it's along the edge or manning the middle. Going in, you'd have to think that the Packers probably won't be spending their first or second selections on an edge rusher, even with the loss of Kyler Fackrell. Much like the Drafts of 2019, 2018, 2016, and 2012, Green Bay could again be looking to inside-outside with a higher pick and a lower pick to address some of the depth issues caused by veteran departures.
Defensive Back (CB/S/NB)
Green Bay's taken a defensive back with a first- or second-round pick five times in the past three years, and eight times in the past six Drafts. Eight of their 13 first- or second-round picks since 2014 have addressed the defensive backfield, with 10 defensive backs drafted in six years. If the Packers do go hunting for defensive backs, it will likely be for players that have can't-miss athleticism that fall from their projected landing spots, at least early on.
The Packers drafted a punter and a long snapper in the same NFL Draft in 2018, but it's unlikely that Green Bay will double-dip into special teams in 2020, and probably also unlikely that Green Bay will seriously consider a pick at any spot for strictly special teams. At kicker, the Packers just handed Mason Crosby a lucrative extension, so in a shallow class at the position, it's improbable that Green Bay will even consider a kicker in the NFL Draft.
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