2020 NFL Draft: 5 positions the Green Bay Packers should target

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3. Defensive End

Kenny Clark is a stalwart at nose tackle, but the defensive end group (Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams, Tyler Lancaster, Kingsley Keke) leaves something to be desired. The Packers need to address a run defense that 23rd in the league last year and 31st in Pro Football Reference’s Expected Points Added metric, and fortifying the front line should be a priority.

2. Linebacker

The Packers let leading tackler Blake Martinez leave for the New York Giants in free agency, and the took a flier on Christian Kirksey to fill the void. If a top linebacker (Patrick Queen, Kenneth Murray, Zack Baun) is available at No. 30, it will be hard to turn away from.

1. Wide Receiver

Davante Adams missed four games last season, and he was less than full strength for a few others. But he still led the Packers in targets (127), catches (83) and yards (997) by substantial margins, with Allen Lazard (35 receptions for 477 yards and three touchdowns) as the next most productive wide receiver on the team.

A historically deep wide receiver class this year means the Packers don’t have to use their first-round pick to get an immediate contributor. But if they did take the best one available at 30, be it Denzel Mims, Jalen Reagor, Laviska Shenault, Brandon Aiyuk or someone else they like (Michael Pittman Jr.?), they wouldn’t be wrong.

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