The highest-ranked NFC North team was Green Bay at No. 4, and Treash slated the Packers at 19th in draft capital.
According to PFF WAR, last year’s Packers fielded the NFL’s most valuable quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback. They also boasted the highest-graded safety room in coverage with Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, Jr., leading the way, as well as the second-highest-graded tackle in the form of David Bakhtiari. So, all things considered, it’s no surprise why Green Bay cemented a spot in the top five.
There are still a couple of gaping holes the Packers should look to address early in the 2021 NFL Draft: wide receiver and cornerback. The dream scenario for Green Bay is to secure prospects like Rondale Moore and Asante Samuel, Jr., for those two positions.
The Bears came in 23rd on the list (23rd in draft capital, as well), and the Lions fell dead last but with a draft capital that ranked eighth overall.
[Detroit’s] top two wide receivers — Breshad Perriman and Tyrell Williams — each have only one season with a PFF grade above 70.0 in six years in the NFL. The secondary has some potential but is young, and the early returns have been uninspiring. Their projected outside corners, 2019 fifth-round pick Amani Oruwariye and 2020 first-round pick Jeff Okudah, ranked 91st and 118th, respectively, among qualifying cornerbacks in coverage grade a season ago. There really isn’t a position group of great strength, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them claim the No. 1 overall pick in 2022.