Packers Draft Rumors Reveal Frustrating Top Wide Receiver Target

Larry Rupp
Green Bay Packers rumors reveal a frustrating top wide receiver target in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Green Bay Packers rumors reveal a frustrating top wide receiver target in the 2022 NFL Draft. / Sarah Kloepping/USA TODAY

Green Bay Packers fans will be tuning into the 2022 NFL Draft this weekend in hopes of seeing their favorite team use one of its two first-round picks to bring in some wide receiver help for Aaron Rodgers.

Fans could end up very disappointed, however. Latest draft rumors have revealed that the team may surprise everyone and wait until after the first round to take a wide receiver.

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The Packers own two first-round picks in the draft (No. 22 & No. 28), yet ESPN's Jeremy Fowler has heard that the team could be focusing on a projected second-round pick. That would be Baylor's Tyquan Thornton, who is known for his elite speed and ability to line up in the slot or on the outside.

Don't get it twisted, Thornton jumps off the page as an athlete. The 21-year-old racked up 948 yards and 10 touchdowns on 62 receptions during his senior season with the Bears. He also posted a blazing 4.28-second 40-yard dash to go along with a 36.5" vertical jump at the NFL Combine.

The frustrating part here is that waiting at the receiver position seems like a recipe for disaster given certain targets could be taken before Green Bay is on the clock. Meanwhile, there is undoubtedly going to be talented players on the board during the first round waiting to hear their names called.

The Packers found Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams during the second round in the past, so it's safe to say they aren't afraid to trust their instincts. The front office is confident in the coaching staff's ability to develop over time and view the draft from a long-term perspective as a result.

All of the draft action gets started at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 28.

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