Chicago Bears NFC North Rivals: A look at the Green Bay Packers

In our second series looking at NFC North rival this off-season and their draft needs on April 25, we look at the Green Bay Packers, who the Bears must overcome if they want to become a perennial contender moving forward.
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How does it impacts the Bears?

The Packers have 11 picks, including 3 compensatory picks awarded by the NFL. They also received a second-round pick from the New York Jets in the Aaron Rodgers trade.

They could add multiple players to their defense to help out their new defensive coordinator. And 11 picks give them plenty of flexibility to trade up toward the end of the first round if they have someone rated higher and cannot wait until the second round if they want to. Given their track record of finding starters and contributors in late rounds such as Jayden Reed, Tucker Kraft, and Dontayvion Wicks from last year's draft class, you can bet they will find players, who will torment the Bears in this year's draft class.

Last year's playoff run despite a poor start will boost the confidence of a young Packers team. If their defense can reach their potential and Jordan Love continues to build from last season's finish, that is not good news for the Bears who must figure out a way to beat them if they want to keep up in the NFC North.

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