The Green Bay Packers are going to add a wide receiver at some point in the 2022 NFL draft. After trading Devante Adams, the Packers ended up missing out on multiple free agents and letting Marquez Valdes-Scantling leave for the Kansas City Chiefs.
So, the team will not only be looking to replace Adams but really fill out the wide receiver room as a whole. One name to keep an eye on for the Packers is George Pickens.
PFF notes that Pickens is a perfect fit with the Green Bay Packers.
The player that Pickens compares to most on the field would be Marvin Jones. Neither blows you away with speed, but both are big and fast enough to get downfield and attack.
However, both are at their best when the ball is in the air. Pickens can stretch his arms and nab the football at the catch point, hauling in some of the tougher, more physical catches. That is what you would expect with Marvin Jones.
If the team does add Pickens it would give them a jump ball threat on the outside, and most likely a player who would step into the role that Davante Adams played.
The question with Pickens is when the team would select him. Pickens has had injury questions and missed almost all of last season with an ACL injury. He performed at the NFL combine, but still may have too many questions from recent years to be a first-round pick.
The Packers have two first-round picks. Would they pass on wide receiver and take George Pickens in the second round? Would they reach on a wide receiver when there may be others still on the board?
It is hard to see the team taking Pickens over Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Treylon Burks, Drake London, or Jameson Williams, so all five would have to be off of the board by the Packers’ first-round pick for this to be likely.