After trading All-Pro wideout Devante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason, the Green Bay Packers desperately need one of their in-house receivers to step up in his absence. Green Bay’s front office added some new faces to their wide receiving corps this offseason, like veteran pass catcher Samy Watkins. But all eyes will be on rookie second-rounder receiver Christian Watson.
It was clear during his time at North Dakota State, along with his tremendous showing at the NFL Scouting Combine, that Watson has all the physical tools to be a No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL.
In a sit down with The Athletic, first year Packers offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich shared this sentiment on the first-year wideout:
“His combination of size and speed is great. He’s a big guy. He can move. He’s going to be a problem once he figures things out.”Packers OC Adam Stenavich predicts Christian Watson eventually will be a “problem” for defenses
Watson’s athletic ability is hard to find. Standing at 6-foot-4 while also possessing 4.36 speed is a dangerous combination. For the Packers’ sake, they’re hoping his high-end athleticism materializes to on-field success rather quickly.
Green Bay is in win-now mode. The team’s championship window gets a little narrower with each passing season. Aaron Rodgers will be 38 entering the 2022 season and is coming off back-to-back MVP campaigns. If he continues to play at an MVP level, the Packers will be right in the thick of things once the postseason rolls around.
All the Packers need is for one of their receivers to step up and provide Rodgers with a legitimate outside presence. Of all the pass catchers on the current roster, none is more suited for that role than the rookie Christian Watson.