Are the Green Bay Packers going to add a wide receiver with one of their first-round picks (No. 22 and No. 28) in the 2022 NFL Draft?

That’s the biggest question surrounding Green Bay as we prepare for the start of the draft on Thursday in Las Vegas.

The Packers are in need of a No. 1 wide receiver (both short-term and long-term) after trading Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this offseason.

There are a couple of star wide receivers who could be available via trade, but it seems like the most likely outcome for Green Bay will be drafting a wide receiver in the first round.

And that’s the plan for the Packers, according to a recent report from Pro Football Network.

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Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave (2) catches a touchdown pass behind Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields (5) during the second quarter of the NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Packers

Tony Pauline reported over the weekend that Green Bay will either draft a wide receiver in the first round, or they’ll trade down to add more draft picks to their arsenal.

From Pro Football Network:

Will this be the year the Green Bay Packers finally draft a wide receiver? I’m told yes — if a highly rated player at the position falls into their laps with one of their picks in the first round. Otherwise, sources say they expect the Packers to trade out of Round 1 and look for a receiver later in the draft.

It sounds like it’s essentially wide receiver or nothing for the Packers in the first round.

And that’s probably a wise approach. This isn’t a strong draft class. And the Packers don’t have a lot of glaring needs. If one of the top wide receivers doesn’t fall to Green Bay (and that’s really tough to predict, given the lack of “definites” in this draft class), then there’s no point in reaching for a player that the Packers don’t have high on their draft board.

The only problem is that it seems most teams want to trade down right now instead of trading up, so it could be tough for Green Bay to find a trade partner.

It really all depends on how the first round plays out on Thursday night. There are numerous scenarios that could come into play for the Packers. And they have to be prepared for them all.

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