Aaron Nagler chatted with Packers fans via Facebook Live on the third day of the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Friday. Aaron Nagler/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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We’ll start with Ryan Wood’s look at the edge rushing class coming into this year’s draft and how the Packers may need to jump on one early on.
It’s hard to predict which pass rusher the Packers might find most appealing. They are in the midst of a defensive transformation, adding a new coordinator for the first time in nine years. Mike Pettine’s scheme is defined by its flexibility. He runs a multiple system, which could give the Packers room to select the most talented edge rusher on their board, rather than the best system fit.
One trait sure to suit Pettine’s defense is versatility. He already has hinted at using Clay Matthews in multiple roles.
“When you can move guys around and trade jobs,” Pettine said earlier this offseason, “not just within a game but week to week (it helps). Because a big part of offense is identifying who the rushers are and what positions they’re playing. When you have guys like that, the creative part, you can do a lot more with those players.”
The Packers could do a lot with Edmunds. Most important, no matter who they draft, will be upgrading their pass rush.
They have less than two months to decide which player does that best.
Ryan also wrote about the search for competition at backup quarterback:
Tom Silverstein looks at the injury issue and what the Packers are, and are not, doing about it:
Here’s at least one Badger that makes sense for the Packers:
Packers ticket prices continue to climb:
The Packers aren’t done trying to get their money back from Martellus Bennett:
Big congrats to Ryan Wood and Michael Cohen:
Elsewhere, the Aaron Rodgers deal sounds like it’s progressing:
Jack Wepfer writes that combine star Shaquem Griffin makes sense for the Packers:
Larry McCarren looks at what to expect on defense for the team website:
Chris Peterson explores the running back depth chart:
Jon Meerdink looks at what a possible Aqib Talib addition would look like on the field:
Joe D’Aloisio unearths some possible Packers selections on Day 2:
This Penn State prospect put on quite a show in Indy:
Here’s a seven-round Packers mock draft:
Davante Adams says he’s fine:
Ron Wolf talks draft strategy:
Andrew Brandt talks selecting Aaron Rodgers:
First Things First looks at why the Packers are doing a new deal for Rodgers now:
There’s always time to appreciate the classics:
If you read only one non-Packers related story today, make it this one: