2022 NFL Draft rumors: Chris Olave sounds like he wants Packers to draft him

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With the Green Bay Packers looking to add a speedster for Aaron Rodgers, Ohio State’s Chris Olave would make a ton of sense. 

The big day is here and Green Bay Packers fans can’t wait to see who general Brian Gutekunst and the front office take in the first round of the NFL Draft. Could a stud wideout be on the way for signal-caller Aaron Rodgers? That’s the expectation.

One player to keep an eye on is Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave. He has met multiple times with the Packers’ front office and it sure seems like he’s got a high interest in suiting up for the team. Rodgers, of course, is a big reason why.

Chris Olave to the Packers could happen on Thursday night

Olave was brilliant during his four years with the Buckeyes, highlighted by a monster campaign in 2021. This past season, the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder posted 65 receptions for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns.

With his speed too, he was able to open the field for Ohio State head coach Ryan Day. Now, Olave is ready for the next step and he seems like a lock to be taken in the first round. If he’s on the board for the Packers, it’d make sense for the team to select him.

Entering Thursday’s first round, Green Bay has two first-rounders to its name. The organization hasn’t taken a wide receiver in the first round since 2002, but the hope from the fanbase is that’s going to change in the coming hours.

After signing Rodgers to his multi-year extension, and trading Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders, this offense needs to bring in a young playmaker for the offense. Will it be Olave? Everyone will find out come Thursday night, but he’d love to make his way to Lambeau Field.

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