The Packers face a lot of big roster questions heading into the offseason. Nailing the 2022 NFL Draft can help extend Aaron Rodgers’ championship window.
Keeping Aaron Rodgers is the Packers’ most pressing offseason need. Fortunately for fans in Green Bay, the odds seem to be shifting in favor of the organization’s chances of doing just that.
Rodgers isn’t the only flight risk Green Bay is facing. Star wide receiver Davante Adams could also bolt for greener, more lucrative pastures in free agency. Even if he does re-sign, it’s imperative that the Packers spend serious draft capital improving their receiving corps.
That’s why Green Bay fans should be looking to see their favorite team, belatedly, choose to use their late first-round pick on a wide receiver this April. They should be thrilled if the target below falls into their laps with the No. 28 overall selection.
Round 1: Treylon Burks
Burks would give the Packers something they lack at the moment in the form of a big, physical wide receiver who can break tackles and produce yards after the catch. The former Arkansas standout needs to add some polish as a route-runner, but there’s no reason to think he can’t develop into a No. 1 wide receiver playing in Green Bay’s offensive system.
The big question is whether or not he’ll be afforded the luxury of playing with Adams or if he’ll need to replace him. If Adams does leave in free agency, Green Bay may look for a more polished wideout at this spot in the draft. Rodgers doesn’t have the patience to wait on someone to blossom into a top-flight receiver.
Burks’ All-Pro upside makes him the right gamble for the Packers towards the bottom of Round 1. It might take him a little time to understand what Rodgers wants out of his receivers, but his physical talent is too much to ignore at No. 28.