3 Players the Packers Should Draft to Show Aaron Rodgers They're Committed to Him
By Larry Rupp
The 2021 NFL Draft is just a few days away and that is where the true contenders are built. The Green Bay Packers will look to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season in 2021, but need to make sure their selections in the draft make quarterback Aaron Rodgers happy.
Rodgers is the reigning NFL MVP and can lead this Packers squad to the promised land, but only if he truly wants to. With that being said, here are three players Green Bay should draft to prove they are committed to Rodgers moving forward.
1. Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
Elijah Moore is the definition of explosive and proved that by averaging over 149.1 receiving yards per game last season at Ole Miss. Overall, he racked up 1,257 yards from scrimmage on 100 touches and scored 8 touchdowns. Moore has strong hands and crisp route running abilities that would allow him to fit in well alongside star wideout Davante Adams. The Packers look to be just a few pieces away from winning a Super Bowl and adding a player like Moore to the offense may be just what they need. He could be their first round pick at No. 29.
2. Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama
Another way the Packers could prove their commitment to Rodgers is drafting a top offensive line talent. Lineman Alex Leatherwood has been nothing but consistent in his college career at Alabama playing in 48 games across four seasons with the team. He has experience playing both guard and tackle, which could come in handy for Green Bay during the season. Leatherwood has the frame and mobility skills necessary to make it in the NFL and could slide into a starting role right away. Simply put, protecting Rodgers should be a top priority for the Packers.
3. Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Making sure to make impactful selections past the first round is one of the most important aspects of the NFL Draft. The Packers need to target playmakers and Tylan Wallace proved to be just that during his time at Oklahoma State. This wide receiver prospect totaled at least 900 receiving yards in each of his last three seasons with the Cowboys and averaged an impressive 16.8 yards per reception in college. He is as competitive as they come and regularly fights back against physical coverage. Wallace could act as a spark plug on this offense and become someone Rodgers can count on.
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