Packers may move up to select Minkah Fitzpatrick
The Green Bay Packers currently hold the 14th pick in tonight’s NFL Draft, but they are one of the teams trying to move up to get their guy, and according to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report that guy is Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 26, 2018
Fitzpatrick is a 6-1, 201 pound defensive back that might be one of the safest picks on the defensive side of the ball in the entire draft. He is a versatile back that can cover the slot, outside, play safety and even could play linebacker if they asked him too.
In his first two seasons, he returned four interceptions for a touchdown, so he has made it very clear that he has a nose for the football. He would fill a hole the Packers haven’t been able to really fill with consistency and would probably be a day one starter. The biggest question would be just where exactly they wanted to start him at.
Last year the Packers pass defense really struggled. They ranked 23rd in the NFL with their pass defense giving up 3789 yards through the air.
With Aaron Rodgers healthy this year the offense for the Packers is going to be fine and usually can make up for some of the struggles that the Packers defense has had in years past.
If Rodgers isn’t forced to put up 30 points a game to win though that would be a very good thing for the team, and would jump them right back up to a leading contender in the NFC North and the NFC as a whole.