Packers Reach on Offensive Weapon in Todd McShay's Latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft

Larry Rupp
The Green Bay Packers reached on an offensive weapon in Todd McShay's latest 2022 NFL mock draft.
The Green Bay Packers reached on an offensive weapon in Todd McShay's latest 2022 NFL mock draft. / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers fans rejoiced on Tuesday as quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced he will be back in 2022. Surrounding him with as many offensive weapons as possible should be the team's next step and Todd McShay projects Green Bay to reach for one in his latest 2022 mock draft.

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McShay lines up Green Bay as the landing spot for Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson at No. 28 overall. The fit makes a sense given both Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are set to hit free agency. Finding someone capable of excelling opposite of Adams would provide a boost on offense.

It's worth noting that Dotson doesn't appear in the first round of many other mock drafts and is widely ranked outside the top 32 prospects, though. It's possible the Packers could even snag him in the second round without having to trade up. Putting Rodgers first may be the Packers' thinking here.

Green Bay cannot afford to sour the front office's relationship with their franchise QB any further. Dotson is a stellar possession receiver that can use his speed to racks up yards after the catch. The 21-year-old finished his senior season at PSU with 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns on 91 receptions.

This move would go to show how committed the Packers are to going all-in on the offensive side of the ball. Green Bay did drop from No. 1 in scoring in 2020 to T-No. 10 in scoring in 2021. A couple of failed playoff runs is sure to have this team motivated moving forward.

Dotson may hear his name called early when the 2022 NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday, April 28.

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