The Green Bay Packers have been quite busy this NFL offseason, from extending franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers to trading away superstar wide receiver Davante Adams. Having said that, the aforementioned trade has left the Packers lacking at the wideout position.
The good news for Green Bay fans is that it appears as if the organization intends to add more depth in the coming months. Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy hinted at a potential offseason plan in his latest "Murphy Takes 5" column.
Packers Wide Receiver
In this month's column, Murphy responded to an angry fan who was concerned about the team's WR depth. The Packers president replied that while he understands everyone's concern, the organization has half a year before it plays its first game and that "our wide receiver room will look very different in September than it does now."
"With four picks in the first two rounds, we have the draft capital to either trade for a veteran receiver or draft a top-quality receiver(s)."- Mark Murphy
With four picks in the first two rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft (including No. 22 and 28 in the first round), the Packers have multiple opportunities to draft a franchise wide receiver.
Ohio State's Chris Olave and Arkansas' Treylon Burks are two first-round talents that the team has its eye on. Olave recorded over 1,100 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns last fall.
As Murphy said, the Packers could trade their draft capital for a veteran wide receiver. The Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are two wideouts that could be traded this season and either player would look fantastic with Rodgers throwing them the ball.
Regardless of what they do, the Packers are fortunate enough to have as many options as they do with six months to go until the 2022 NFL season begins. Finding a No. 1 wideout will be key to their success, though, after FanDuel Sportsbook has given them +1100 odds (T-4th) to win Super Bowl 57.
Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.