Green Bay Packers: 7-Round 2020 mock draft rejuvenates offense

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If you’re looking at the glaring issues that the Packers are currently dealing with, the most obvious is the lack of depth at wide receiver. Outside of Davante Adams, there is no consistent threat in the passing game. And with Geronimo Allison and Allen Lazard coming up as free agents after this season, the need to get Aaron Rodgers more weapons to work with is glaring, so that’s what Green Bay does with their first-round pick: Laviska Shenault Jr.

The Colorado wide receiver is an absolute stud that is loaded with versatility. He has plenty of long speed to make big plays possible either in the deep-passing game or when he has the ball in his hands. Shenault has also been used in a litany of ways in the Buffs offense, even lining up at running back at times. Adding that type of player alongside Adams and with Rodgers feeding him could very much take the Packers offense to another level, something they shockingly need.

The biggest free-agent decision that the Green Bay Packers will have to make in the 2020 offseason is what to do with offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. When on the field, Bulaga has been a stalwart opposite of David Bakhtiari. However, the issue with that is that Bulaga is now on the wrong side of 30 years old and has had a host of injuries plague him over recent years. It might be time to start anew at right tackle.

That works out perfectly for taking Lucas Niang at the end of the second round. While the TCU product saw his 2019 season come to a halt due to injury, he showed that he’s an incredibly athletic presence on the outside that could come in and start right away. Niang does not have perfect technique (at least in terms of consistency) but his overall toolbox and the good reps he does have to make you confident he can be a replacement for Bulaga with NFL coaching behind him.