1. Chris Olave
If the Packers are determined to find an immediate impact receiver in Round 1 they need to make sure they come away with Olave. He’s already an accomplished route-runner who has the speed and skills required to be a difference-maker at the next level.
That high level of polish might limit his growth potential, but Olave can walk right into the Packers’ offense and start on the outside or in the slot as a rookie. That’s a huge factor for a team like Green Bay that wants to win right away and needs to add multiple receivers to their pass-catching corps.
The athletic gifts Olave showed off at the Combine have his draft stock on the rise. The Packers’ front office might be concerned that he’s not going to last to No. 22. That likely represents his floor at this juncture in the pre-draft process. Moving up a few spots to nab the former Ohio State star isn’t a bad idea for Green Bay’s front office to consider.
Olave will never replace Adams in the Packers’ offense but he can give them an above-average starter to work with immediately. Finding that kind of player in the 20s would be a clear win for the team’s front office.