NFL Draft Odds Suggest Packers Will Miss Top WRs in Round 2

Max Staley
NFL Draft odds show that the Green Bay Packers will miss the top WRs in Round 2.
NFL Draft odds show that the Green Bay Packers will miss the top WRs in Round 2. / Mike De Sisti / USA TODAY NETWORK

Brian Gutekunst outdid himself in Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft, putting together the most Brian Gutekunst draft imaginable. Armed with two first-round picks and a gaping hole at wide receiver, the Green Bay Packers GM opted to go with an off-ball linebacker and an interior D-Lineman on Day 1.

To be fair, the top-six wideouts were off the board when Green Bay was on the clock, and Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt are both tremendous defensive prospects. But Green Bay desperately needed a receiver, and for the third year in a row, Gutekunst went in another direction.

Unfortunately, FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL Draft odds will have Packers fans experiencing a bit of deja vu on Friday night; the odds suggest that the top WRs will be off the board well before Green Bay gets on the clock in Round 2.

NFL Draft Odds 2022 Day 2

You can quibble with the order, but the consensus top-six wideouts all came off the board in Round 1. The second tier of wide receivers seems like a three-man group consisting of George Pickens, Christian Watson and Skyy Moore.

Judging by FanDuel Sportsbook's over/unders for each receiver's draft position, all three look likely to come off the board inside the top-50 picks. Watson and Moore have an over/under set at 41.5, while Pickens isn't too far behind at 44.5.

That's bad news for the Packers, who hold No. 53 & No. 59 in Round 2. Unless GB packages some picks to trade up, it doesn't seem like those three will making a Lambeau leap anytime soon.

On the bright side, Green Bay is within striking distance for Alabama's John Metchie, who has an over/under set at 57.5. And though guys like Cincinnati's Alec Pierce and South Alabama's Jalen Tolbert don't have odds available, both players figure to be available when GB is on the clock.

Still, it doesn't appear that Packers fans will be landing the blue-chip WR talent they were hoping for – that's a tough pill to swallow after losing the best wideout in football.

It's not all doom and gloom, as Green Bay is tied for the fourth-best odds to win Super Bowl LVII at +1100.

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