Amid Rodgers drama, Packers boost depth at positions of need

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FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst has made at least one trade on the opening night of the draft each of the past three years. NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes that trend could continue next week. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The Green Bay Packers believe they found ideal candidates to fill their biggest positional needs and upgraded a star-studded roster as they attempt to make a Super Bowl run. But that won’t be a realistic short-term goal if star quarterback and reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers is playing elsewhere. Team officials maintained confidence they’d have him back this fall. The Packers’ draft emphasized adding depth on the offensive line and at cornerback. That included taking Wisconsin offensive tackle and Green Bay resident Cole Van Lanen in the sixth round.

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