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Packers Fans Will Love Mel Kiper's Pick in Latest Mock Draft

Larry Rupp
Green Bay Packers fans will love Mel Kiper's pick in his latest mock draft as he has them selecting wide receiver Rashod Bateman.
Green Bay Packers fans will love Mel Kiper's pick in his latest mock draft as he has them selecting wide receiver Rashod Bateman. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
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Green Bay Packers fans have been clamoring for the team to surround quarterback Aaron Rodgers with more weapons for the last few seasons. No notable offensive players have been signed in free agency this offseason, but it is possible the Packers address this need through the upcoming draft.

That is exactly what Mel Kiper expects to happen as he has Green Bay taking Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman at No. 29 overall in his latest mock draft. Bateman has the potential to become a solid No. 2 receiver and complement star Davante Adams on the field.

Rashod Bateman Packers

Bateman had a prolific college career hauling in 147 receptions for 2,395 yards and 19 touchdowns over the course of 31 games played. He averaged an impressive 16.3 yards per reception and was the No. 1 option in the passing attack for the Golden Gophers.

The young wideout has tremendous body control and can adjust to the football well in the air. Bateman has the capabilities to take short passes to the house or beat defenses deep down the field. This is the exact type of player the Packers are currently missing on their offense.

This move also makes sense given Green Bay currently has no wide receivers under contract following the 2021 season. It could grab Bateman to give the team a bit of stability at the position.

Giving Rodgers a new weapon to work with could be what allows this team to finally make it back to the Super Bowl. They have lost in the NFC Championship game in each of the last two seasons.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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