ESPN’s continuing series, On The Clock, which looks at draft needs for each NFL team currently features the Green Bay Packers.
The experts at the Worldwide Leader don’t say anything we don’t already know – the Packers biggest need is on the offensive line. What’s interesting is Trent Dilfer points out how all of the league’s elite quarterbacks – Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, etc. – have very solid offensive lines, something Aaron Rodgers hasn’t had in his two seasons as a starter.
The insinuation is Rodgers could join those passers if he had a better line.
The commentary also looks at the defensive side of the ball, where pass rush, cornerback and safety are named as priorities. Everyone at ESPN seems to agree the Packers don’t need running back, a position more than a few people have suggested the team should invest their first-round pick in.
Finally, there’s the question raised by Mel Kiper – do the Packers trade up to get the left tackle they need?