Along with free agency and the upcoming NFL draft, there are other ways the Green Bay Packers could replenish their depleted wide receiving corps.
The month of March saw the Green Bay Packers deal All-Pro Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. Reserve wide receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears, respectively.
If there’s an NFL wide receiver rumored to be on the trading block these days, rest assured that the Packers are being mentioned as a suitor. The name DK Metcalf has come up lately and naturally those in the know (and others just taking a guess) are trying to figure out how Matt LaFleur’s club could acquire the talented target.
But this exercise involves the defending NFC North champions and who the team could trade for besides the current Seahawks’ wideout. And here is an interesting twist. Each of these three players mentioned is no longer with the team that drafted them.
3. Isaiah McKenzie (Buffalo Bills)
A few days before the start of the 2022 fiscal year, the Buffalo Bills made sure one of their young wideouts did not hit the open market. Isaiah McKenzie signed a two-year, $4.4 million deal (via Spotrac). Originally a fifth-round draft choice by the Denver Broncos back in 2017, he’s played in 53 regular-season games for Sean McDermott’s team and caught 95 passes – seven for scores.
It’s also worth noting that a Buffalo wide receiving corps that sports the likes of McKenzie, Stefon Diggs and emerging Gabriel Davis also added veteran Jamison Crowder this offseason. Might Bills’ general manager Brandon Beane make McKenzie available to a team that has 11 draft choices this month?