Defensive Line is Still the Packers’ Biggest Weakness
Yes, I realize I was in the minority in this assessment prior to the draft. That is, that defensive line was actually the Green Bay Packers greatest position of need.
Well, absolutely nothing changed about that. The Packers drafted just one defensive linemen — sixth-round pick Christian Ringo, who is probably best labeled as a “developmental” player.
In fact, the Packers passed on one of the best defensive linemen in the draft — Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown — in the first round. Instead, they took a safety that they’re going to convert to cornerback and the Patriots grabbed Brown two picks later.
The other perceived areas of weakness for the Packers were addressed.
The Packers took one in both rounds one and two.
Meanwhile, Ted is out there adding luxury items.
Look, it isn’t as if the defensive line will be the ruin of the 2015 team. Overall, it just isn’t that good.
It wasn’t that good before the draft and it isn’t that good now.
You’ve got one potential star, a couple question marks and a soon-to-be bust.
I speak, of course, of Mike Daniels, Letroy Guion, B.J. Raji and Datone Jones.
Guion and Raji are both on one-year contracts. They’re question marks because who knows what the Packers are going to get out of them?
Raji hasn’t been good in four years. Guion is staring at a suspension. Jones has done nothing to warrant his status as a first-round pick or even as a starter.
We’re all just basically sitting around and hoping for the best. And that makes us uneasy.