GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Biggest post-draft questions still to be answered by the Green Bay Packers:
Defensive fix: The Packers’ biggest weakness coming into the draft was their pass defense, which ranked second to last in the NFL last season and crumbled big time in the NFC Championship Game loss to the Falcons. Did they do enough to fix it? They couldn’t have devoted many more early resources than they did, using their first four picks on defensive players -- including a pair of defensive backs (second-rounders Kevin King, a 6-foot-3 cornerback; and Josh Jones, a speedy safety) and a pass-rusher (fourth-round pick Vince Biegel). King could easily step in as the No. 1 cornerback, while Biegel could be called upon as a situational pass-rusher. However, they still look a little light in the pass-rush area, and they didn’t take another defensive player after Biegel at No. 108. In fact, of their 10 draft picks, six were offensive players.
Running back by committee: Ty Montgomery is the starting running back; coach Mike McCarthy made that clear immediately after the draft. But they drafted three running backs in order to avoid having to overuse Montgomery. However, it’s worth wondering if any of the Day 3 running backs can fill that void. BYU’s Jamaal Williams, a fourth-round pick, would seem to have the pedigree to be a workhorse back, while fifth-rounder Aaron Jones of UTEP looks like more of a change-of-pace runner, and seventh-rounder Devante Mays of Utah State appears to be more of a project.
The next T.J. Lang: The Packers signed veteran guard Jahri Evans on the eve of the draft, and it was a good thing given how weak the offensive line class was in this draft. The Packers waited until the sixth round to take a lineman, South Florida’s Kofi Amichia. Given that he played left tackle in college, his conversion to guard will likely take a while. So it looks like for now Evans is the starting right guard. Can the 33-year-old hold up?
When will they trade Brett Hundley? The Packers dangled their backup quarterback on the trade market and came close to making a deal on the second day of the draft. Now it appears they’ll likely hang on to him for another year, but expect them to move him before he enters the final year of his contract in 2018. They believe they can get much more in return than the fifth-round pick they invested in him in 2015.