The Green Bay Packers surprised a lot of folks on Thursday night by not taking a wide receiver with either of their first-round picks.

Instead, the Packers went all defense, selecting Georgia linebacker Quay Walker at No. 22 and Georgia defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt at No. 28.

When the Packers picked at No.22 and No. 28, there weren’t any wide receivers available that made sense. The run on wide receivers happened earlier in the first round, which means Green Bay would’ve needed to trade up to grab one.

The Packers clearly believed that none of the wide receivers available were worth making a deal for.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemingly agreed.

“I think it’s (wide receiver) something we’ve got to address for sure, but I think what you’ve got to remember as well is, of all the positions in the draft, if you go back through the history … a lot of receiver busts in the first round,” said Rodgers on Thursday night to Pat McAfee.

“It didn’t seem like, from what I heard, that there was maybe a Justin Jefferson in this draft,” added Rodgers.

“Going out and paying another guy (after trading Davante Adams to the Raiders), I don’t know if that makes a ton of sense. Now, there are some veteran guys out there that I think could be possibilities, and also we have two picks in the second round tomorrow, and I’m sure there are some guys on the board that they probably like.”

It sounds like Rodgers and the Packers are on the same page. That’s a good thing, of course. But it’s still concerning that Green Bay doesn’t have a No. 1 wide receiver on the roster. It feels like the Packers might be “wasting” one of Rodgers’ final years in the NFL.

Maybe Green Bay will go out and make a blockbuster trade for Deebo Samuel or DK Metcalf. Or maybe they find a hidden gem in the middle rounds of the draft.

All I know for sure is that the Packers can’t enter the 2022 season without adding more wide receiver help for Rodgers. Otherwise, it could be a long season in Green Bay.

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