2021 NFL Draft pool brimming with assets that could benefit Aaron Rodgers, Packers GM suggests
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst appeared on the Total Packers with Larry McCarren. During the interview, Gutekunst suggested that the offensive line and cornerback could be the most loaded after McCarren asked what the Packers GM believes are the best positions in the upcoming NFL draft.
Via Zach Kruse of The Packers Wire:
On "Total Packers," Larry McCarren asked Packers GM Brian Gutekunst where the draft looks to be the strongest, and he pointed to the offensive line and cornerback.
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) April 13, 2021
Adding depth in the offensive line is just what could benefit reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay certainly needs to fill the their offensive line. The Packers let go of offensive tackle Rick Wagner this off-season, while center Corey Linsley went to the Los Angeles Chargers in the off-season. Meanwhile, their left tackle David Bakhtiari tore his ACL in practice late last year and should continue to rehab his knee injury entering the 2021 campaign. That leaves some holes to fill in their offensive line, which they could address in the draft as they hold the no. 29 pick in the first round.
Even though he just came from an MVP campaign, Aaron Rodgers is getting up there in age. He turned 37 in December and won’t get any younger. Perhaps adding some fresh and young legs could aid him in leading the Packers to where they want to be next season.
Nevertheless, it’s still hard to predict whether general manager Brian Gutekunst will get his man in the upcoming draft. While it is loaded, it will highly depend on who will be available by the time they pick. They also have 10 selections available in the seven round draft, which could give them a better chance of addressing their needs by finding a gem late in the draft.