Packers Morning Buzz: Playmaking receiver seen as likely draft target
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with Pro Football Focus analyzing each NFL team's draft needs and coming to the conclusion that the Packers should prioritize playmakers.
The Packers don’t have much after Davante Adams at receiver and there are options for them in the first, second or even third round to address the receiver position. A.J. Brown is a dominant receiver from the slot and could become an NFL-ready type player right away. At safety, Green Bay could pair Darnell Savage in the free safety role with the newly-acquired Adrian Amos who should man the strong safety position.
Read more about the draft needs of the Packers and other NFC North teams here:
In his NFC North "Roster Reset" for NFL.com, Dan Parr also emphasizes the Packers' need for another game-breaking threat on offense:
The Packers added Preston Smith, Za'Darius Smith and Adrian Amos to the mix on defense, shoring up the biggest deficiencies on that side of the ball. Now, doesn't Aaron Rodgers need another weapon? Davante Adams is great, but be it at wide receiver, tight end or running back, LaFleur's offense could use another jolt of electricity if it's going to join the ranks of the elite in the NFC. That is, unless the Packers draw an inside straight and get a breakthrough from one or more of the three receivers they selected on Day 3 in last year's draft (J'Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown), a renaissance for Jimmy Graham and a fully healthy season from Aaron Jones.
You can read the whole story here:
If the Packers do target an elite receiver in the draft, here's a look at players they might want:
Pete Dougherty explains why Tim Boyle is a good bet to beat out DeShone Kizer for the No. 2 QB job:
The Packers get an extra minicamp because they have a new coach, and it's going to be the week of the draft:
Former Packers linebacker Antonio Morrison was removed from a plane and cited for flight interference a week before being released by the Packers:
Officially back on the market:
NFL coaches offer sage advice for Matt LaFleur and the other five rookie head coaches:
Rob Reischel writes for Forbes about the Packers' dismal 2015 draft class and the players they could have drafted instead:
New Packers coach Matt LaFleur is making the rounds of the national podcasts:
An explanation of why the Packers gave huge workout bonuses to Za'Darius and Preston Smith:
And finally: Peter Bukowski of Acme Packing Co. looks at some "under the radar" possibilities for the Packers' first three draft picks:
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