The Green Bay Packers choked in the NFC Championship yet again.
Year after year they have elite skill position play, but when the playoffs come around there is a team that is always able to out physical them.
They addressed their interior offensive line last year but their first and second-round picks were both skill positions.
It is time for them to put more draft capital into physical players on both sides of the ball.
1. Wide Receiver
With that being said, they still need to get a better number two receiver.
Davante Adams is arguably the best in the business, but they do not have a true number two to bail out Rodgers when Devante is covered or out with an injury.
The Packers do not need to find the next Adams in this draft but they could use a guy who can get open.
Devante is one of the best route runners in the league, but Lazard and MVS are only deep threats; a quick slot guy would be a great complement to the rest of the receiving corps.
Elijah Moore (Ole Miss) and Kadarius Toney (Florida) are two guys that should be on the Packers’ radar.
They are two of the quickest receivers in the draft and are very slippery after the catch.
A receiver with their skillset would be a great compliment to their deep threats like Lazard and MVS.
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 7, 2021
Their cornerback situation is very similar to their receiver situation.
Jaire Alexander is one of the best, if not the best corner in the NFL, but after him, they are very thin at corner.
Kevin King was easily the worst player in the NFC championship game and it showed how badly they need a number two corner.
Even with Aaron Jones possibly leaving in free agency, the Packers’ main focus should be their defense, and after edge rusher, cornerback is the most important position on the defense.
There are two very high-end cornerback prospects coming out of this year’s draft.
Patrick Surtain out of Alabama has played at a very high level against very high level competition.
He has the size and athleticism to be a good cornerback in a man or a zone scheme.
Caleb Farley out of Virginia Tech has a very high ceiling.
His blend of size, speed, and ball skills is rare, to say the least.
If he reaches his potential he will be a multiple-time Pro bowler during his career.
2. Notre Dame, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
*6'1", 220 lbs / weakside attacker / versatile nickel defender / at home in space / zone and man coverage chops / big time agility
Comp: Lavonte David
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 8, 2021
Green Bay’s run defense was horrible this year.
Micah Parsons (Penn State) will be gone by the time Green Bay can pick, but if they are lucky Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Notre Dame) will be available.
He is the perfect modern-day linebacker who possesses a rare blend of size and athleticism.
Koramoah will probably be gone, but Chazz Suratt out of North Carolina is another modern-day linebacker with high upside and really good size.