by Craig Strachan
Last updated 20 April 2021
- QB – Neither of Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles had a particularly good 2020 season, despite the Bears sneaking their way into the playoffs. Foles is still under contract for 2021 but having been benched for Trubisky, I struggle to see how Matt Nagy turns back to his #PhillySpecial. The Bears aren’t in a great place in the draft to get themselves a prime signal caller but the addition of Andy Dalton definitely doesn’t take Chicago out of the quarterback stakes come draft day by any means.
- OL – One of the reasons the Bears QBs struggled in 2020 was due to their below-average offensive line. Most of the guys on this line could be upgraded in the first couple of rounds of the draft, so don’t be surprised if Chicago double-dips early given the depth in this tackle class in particular.
- WR – Allen Robinson has signed his franchise tag, but this receiver group could definitely benefit from an influx of young talent. Having a good playmaker or two would also help out whoever the starting quarterback is going to be.
- WR – Detroit has been lacking in playmakers for a season or two now, and adding an elite level receiver who can become an 80-90 catches per season kind of guy would be a significant addition for the Lions – whoever their QB is going to be in 2021.
- QB – Speaking of which…now they’ve traded Matt Stafford to the Rams and picked up Jared Goff in return, the Lions must surely be looking to add some competition in their quarterback room. I’m sorry but I’m just not buying the idea that Dan Campbell really wants Goff as the Lions starter.
- OT – Taylor Decker has locked down his place as the Lions left tackle but the right tackle spot is one the Lions could definitely upgrade at, so don’t be surprised if adding talent to this offensive line is high on the Lions agenda.
Green Bay Packers
- WR – Davante Adams has once again been the Packers leading offensive weapon but there’s no doubt that adding another option on the outside for Aaron Rodgers (or Jordan Love!) would be beneficial to this offense.
- CB – Beyond Jaire Alexander, the Packers secondary seems to lack in both talent and depth. Adding a high caliber option to patrol the other half of the field opposite Alexander would undoubtedly improve this defense.
- IOL – The Packers are going to have to replace Corey Linsley now he’s moved on in free agency, joining the Chargers on a well-paid long-term deal. Linsley was a Pro Bowler in 2020 so whoever comes in is going to have big shoes to fill.
- OT – With Riley Reiff gone, the Vikings will be on the lookout for a new left tackle this offseason. Ensuring Kirk Cousins has the time he needs in the pocket is absolutely vital for Minnesota if they want to contend in the NFC North again in 2021.
- IOL – Speaking of the Vikings offensive line, they’ve also got a hole at left guard that they are going to need to address.
- S – Anthony Harris leaving in free agency means the Vikings have a major need on their hands as they’ve got no depth of any note. Harrison Smith is a good player in the box, but Minnesota needs a safety who can play over-the-top coverage and help them in defending against the pass.