The Green Bay Packers could be an interesting team to watch as the 2022 NFL Draft unfolds.
Green Bay could use another wide receiver after dealing Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this offseason.
The Packers signed veteran Sammy Watkins last week and while that’s a solid addition (one that Aaron Rodgers reportedly pushed for), Green Bay still needs to find a true No. 1 wide receiver.
If the Packers don’t trade for a top wide receiver (Deebo Samuel or DK Metcalf could be possibilities), then they’ll need to find one in the draft.
That’s why longtime ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper thinks the Packers are the team most likely to trade into the top 10 — specifically to target a wide receiver.
Speaking of Green Bay, I really think that’s the team to watch here, moving up for a wide receiver. Think about it: The Packers need a playmaker who could make an early impact for Aaron Rodgers. If they move into the top 10, they could get the top wideout in the class. Maybe it’s Wilson or London, or maybe they feel good about the medical reports for Williams, who tore his ACL in January but still could be the No. 1 receiver off the board.
It’s interesting that Kiper mentioned Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams.
Despite Williams’ torn ACL (which he suffered in January in Alabama’s loss to Georgia in the College Football Playoff championship game), he could be the best wide receiver in the draft.
Williams has the speed to stretch the field vertically, plus he’s just a good all-around wide receiver. If not for his ACL injury, he’d likely be the undisputed top wide receiver in the draft.
If the Packers are comfortable with where his recovery is at, then I absolutely think he’s worthy of being selected in the top 10.
I doubt we’ll see any pre-draft movement from Green Bay, though. The Packers will likely wait to see how the draft is playing out before entertaining the idea of moving up in the draft.
Green Bay, by the way, currently has the No. 22 and No. 28 picks in the draft.
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