The Green Bay Packers have gotten busy adding some pieces to their wide receiver depth chart recently. Before the 2022 NFL Draft, the Packers signed veteran Sammy Watkins to bring in a much-needed veteran. In the draft, they came away with two prospects.
While many people thought that they would pursue a wide receiver in the first round, they waited until the second round. Green Bay was left in the dust when the run on pass catchers began, as the New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals all got aggressive in moving up the board or trading for established wide receivers.
The Packers made a move up the board in the second round, selecting North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson. In the fourth round, they added Romeo Doubs out of Nevada. While there has been an infusion of talent, this is a team that could still use a little more of a veteran presence.
There are still some excellent wide receivers available in free agency that Green Bay can look to land. One of them is Odell Beckham Jr. who PFF believes would have a perfect landing spot with the Packers.
Beckham will likely miss the start of the season after he tore his ACL in the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. It is the second time that he has torn an ACL, so he knows how grueling the process is.
That is likely why his market has been so slow to develop this offseason, but it could pick up soon. Teams will begin trimming things down after the draft and pinpointing where they need help. Wide receiver remains a need in Green Bay, so their pursuit of Beckham would make sense.
The Packers were close to signing Beckham after the Cleveland Browns released him before he ultimately ended up with the Rams. He is someone that Aaron Rodgers likes and the feeling is mutual, as Beckham would love to play with the future Hall of Famer.
The opportunity to take on what could be a WR1 role is something that would be very appealing to Beckham as he would be looking to rehab his value as much as possible heading into free agency in 2023. He showed with the Rams that he is still capable of making some big plays when given the chance.
In Green Bay, he would be afforded the chance to rehab and get 100 percent healthy as they should have enough to get them through the beginning of the 2022 season. Getting Beckham back after that would be like making an impact trade acquisition but without having to surrender any assets to do so.