The All-Pro wideout is a massive part of their production, and replacing him would help them succeed.
Therefore, they could have selected a wide receiver to address a glaring need.
After all, they had two picks in round one of the 2022 NFL Draft.
However, the Packers had other plans.
They selected linebacker Quay Walker with the 22nd pick and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt at 28th.
Both players should help a Packers defensive unit often regarded as the team’s weak link.
But as ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared, drafting Walker and Wyatt continues an intriguing trend for the Packers.
Packers now have gone 20 straight years without drafting a wide receiver, tight end or running back in round one.
Green Bay is scheduled to have three picks Friday, when offensive help could be on the way.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2022
Schefter tweeted, “Packers now have gone 20 straight years without drafting a wide receiver, tight end or running back in round one. Green Bay is scheduled to have three picks Friday, when offensive help could be on the way.”
Javon Walker was the last wide receiver drafted by the Green Bay Packers, getting him with the 20th overall pick in 2002.
But in 2022, the Packers prioritized their defense, and for a good reason.
Having the reigning Most Valuable Player gives them a good chance of winning, especially in the NFC North.
Likewise, they still have Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Sammy Watkins.
They also have Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon from the backfield.
Green Bay still has several options on offense, but their defense needs help.
Packers Trading For Darren Waller?
There have been rumors that the Packers are pulling a trade for tight end Darren Waller.
However, the Raiders denied that a trade is in place or has been discussed.
Waller could have been a big help for Rodgers and the Packers’ offense.
But as always in the NFL, the right price can change the complexion of things.