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Packers: Emphasis on offense can help Green Bay reach next level

The Packers have spent first-round pick after first-round pick in an attempt to fix issues on defense.

Once again, there are positions of need on the defensive side of the football, most notably at inside linebacker and defensive tackle, although cornerback is also a need.

But to take the next step, they will also need significant improvements from the offense. If they can achieve this, they’ll put themselves in position to make a serious run in 2020.

The Packers haven’t done nearly enough to invest in more talent on offense in recent years. They haven’t used a first-round pick on this side of the ball in nine years and haven’t spent a pick in the opening two rounds on a wide receiver, running back or tight end since 2014.