The Packers have had a long history of drafting wide receivers early, but the last time was in 2010 when they drafted Jordy Nelson. Now it is time for them to grab one again with their first pick this year and finally build an offense that people can’t stop watching.

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It's Time for the Packers to Finally Draft a Wide Receiver in Round 1

It’s time for the Green Bay Packers to choose a wide receiver with their first-round selection. The Packers have spent the summer doing all they can to placate Aaron Rodgers, but even if Rodgers doesn’t return or wishes to be moved, this is a fantastic draft to invest choice No. 28 on their next great wide out.

The NFL is a passing league, which makes sense given the quality that should be available at the end of the first round.

The Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver room needs to be restocked.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers, and other wide receivers

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers, and other wide receivers The Green Bay Packers’ Randall Cobb #18, Marquez Valdes-Scantling #83, and Allen Lazard #13 work out at Ray Nitschke Field during training camp | Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Although it is improbable since the Packers will do everything in their power to prevent it, Davante Adams might enter free agency and earn a lot of money someplace else. In a recent news conference, general manager Brian Gutekunst revealed as much.

“Yeah, possibly. There’s a lot of things to be determined there,” Gutekunst told the media, explicitly talking about the potential of Adams walking.

Even if Adams returns, which is a strong possibility, he’ll want approximately $30 million per year, and his deal will limit the Packers’ future flexibility, particularly at wide receiver.

Green Bay’s problem is that Adams isn’t the only free agency wide receiver available. At the start of the league year, four more wideouts will be free agents, with no certainty that any of them will return. Allen Lazard, a former undrafted free agent and practice player, may have played himself into a lot larger deal than he could have imagined when he first joined the league in 2018. If another club attempts to enter a bidding war with the Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown and Malik Taylor will not be worth bringing back, and even Marquez Valdes-Scantling may not be worth the price. He’s quick and a home run threat, but he’s been inconsistent and prone to injuries.

Randall Cobb is expected to be released since releasing him would save the Packers $6-$8 million, and last year’s third-round selection, Amari Rodgers, seems to be more of a disaster than anything else.

It’s time for the Packers to bring in some new (and inexpensive) wide receivers.

Even if Aaron Rodgers isn’t on the squad, wideout should be a focus.

Drake London, potentially a draft pick for the Green Bay Packers

Drake London, potentially a draft pick for the Green Bay Packers Drake The USC Trojans’ London #15 rushes the ball at Notre Dame Stadium during their game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Green Bay Packers would look fantastic in London | Getty Images/Michael Hickey

The Packers are trying all they can to keep Rodgers, but it’s possible that the four-time MVP chooses to retire or ask for a trade. Pro Football Talk recently revealed that, if not Green Bay, the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, and Pittsburgh Steelers are all possible trade destinations for Rodgers.

Gutekunst recently said that no discussions regarding dealing Rodgers had taken place, but take that statement with a grain of salt. Of course, many clubs are interested in acquiring a quarterback of his skill.

Imagine what Rodgers can accomplish with two top-tier wide outs if he stays in Green Bay in 2022.

Adams is amazing in and of himself. Last season, he was double- and even triple-teamed, yet he still had a fantastic season. Imagine the same combination with a legitimate passing threat on the opposite side of Adams or in the slot. Someone who defenses must be concerned about. Even if that guy is a rookie, Green Bay’s offense may be unstoppable.

On the other hand, if Rodgers does not return, and particularly if Adams does not return, the Packers must provide Jordan Love with as many offensive weapons as possible. (Isn’t it the truth?) Love is still a tremendous mystery. He also failed to impress in his two main opportunities to play in 2021. In the same breath, he showed the athletic promise that made him a first-round choice. Whether he turns out to be a terrific player or a flop, having a young and skilled wide receiver with whom he can develop would be tremendously beneficial.

At the conclusion of Round 1, the Packers have a number of alternatives.

Take this list with a grain of salt, as Gutekunst has demonstrated he’s not afraid to go against his own draft board and make decisions that seem to be out of nowhere. Love, A.J. Dillon, and Josiah Deguara’s three-round combination in 2020 is evidence of it. Last season, how about Eric Stokes? Although he turned out to be a fantastic choice, many draft analysts expected him to be a second- or third-round pick rather than a player selected at No. 29.

With wide receiver, there are a few interesting alternatives that might fall to the Packers at pick No. 28.

In any other draft, Alabama’s Jameson Williams would be a top-10 choice, but he’s coming off an ACL rupture in the College Football Championship Game. He claims he’s recovering rapidly, but it’s an ailment that might deter clubs from considering him as a first-round choice. The Packers would be smart to sweep him up and wait if he collapses.

Drake London, a wide receiver out of USC, fits the Packers’ wide receiver archetype well. Gutekunst like large, athletic wide receivers, and London, at 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, fits the bill.

To be honest, Gutekunst will have a multitude of wide receiver choices to pick from. All the Packers have to do now is spend their first-round selection on a wide receiver, something they haven’t done since 2002 (Javon Walker).

ESPN and Pro Football Reference provided the statistics. Spotrac provides contract information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When was the last time the Packers drafted a WR in the first round?

A: The Packers have never drafted a WR in the first round, as they are primarily a passing team.

Did the Packers get a wide receiver?

A: It is possible that the Packers could get a wide receiver in this years draft, but whether or not they actually do remains to be seen.

Who is the best receiver on the Packers?

A: Davante Adams is the best receiver on the Packers.

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