The Green Bay Packers have to figure out something to do with their wide receiver depth chart. They lost a lot of talent and depth from the position this offseason. Davante Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears, respectively.
That leaves the Packers with Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers are the top options out wide. They did sign veteran Sammy Watkins, but given his inability to stay on the field, it is fair to question how much of an impact he will actually have.
There has been a lot of speculation that the Packers will address the wide receiver need in the 2022 NFL Draft. They have two first and two second-round picks, picking up additional ones from the Raiders in exchange for Adams. It would make sense to restock the cupboard, but relying on rookies will be tough when you are hoping to win a Super Bowl.
One or two rookies as complementary players are okay, but the Packers need a featured wide receiver. If they draft one, hopefully, they can become that sooner than later. But, for every Justin Jefferson that is selected, there are plenty more Jalen Reagor’s.
Finding some impact veteran help is something that Aaron Rodgers would likely appreciate. There has been a ton of speculation about the Packers attempting to trade for Seattle Seahawks star, D.K. Metcalf. The team isn’t taking calls on him, but could Green Bay try their hand at acquiring his running mate, Tyler Lockett?
Over at Bleacher Report, acquiring Lockett was the one trade that they said made the most sense for the Packers. Their proposed deal could work for both teams.
The Packers would receive Lockett and the No. 152 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Seahawks would receive Jordan Love, the No. 52 and No. 171 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
For Green Bay, they are getting a go-to receiver in Lockett that has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for three consecutive seasons. He would look good starting opposite one of the high-upside rookies that they could select in the first or second round.
For Seattle, this gives them more chances to kickstart the rebuild. They have a young quarterback to try and build around in Love, who doesn’t seem to have a future in Green Bay. In Seattle he could be given a chance to start, competing with Drew Lock. The draft capital will help replenish the roster, as Seattle would now have five selections in the top-72 after coming into the offseason with only two.