Inexperienced Bay Packers basic supervisor Brian Gutekunst is wanting ahead to a deep class of broad receivers within the first spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Lately, it looks as if Las Vegas is residence to the whole lot the Inexperienced Bay Packers need in 2022.
Shedding Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders created a large gap within the Packers offense, which the Packers not too long ago tried to fill with a seize for Raiders tight finish Darren Waller.
Moreover coveted Raiders gamers, Las Vegas is residence to one thing else this yr: the 2022 NFL Draft. The Packers might have been quiet in free company to date, however Packers basic supervisor Brian Gutekunst is wanting ahead to spending picks No. 22 and No. 28 on prime broad receiver expertise.
“The previous few [classes of WR] have been fairly deep, and I feel this one is one other one,” Gutekunst stated by way of the staff’s official web site.
Packers look to spend first-round draft picks on broad receivers
Nonetheless, Gutekunst is fast to mood expectations. The Packers didn’t luck out with Jordan Love the way in which they did with drafting Corridor of Fame quarterbacks Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, and the identical goes with the receiver place. The Packers may get somebody like Justin Jefferson or Ja’Marr Chase, the previous LSU weapons who every broke the document for rookie receiving yards in back-to-back seasons, or they might get a gifted pass-catcher who takes longer to develop.
“However historical past nonetheless type of reveals that for all rookies, not simply broad receivers, however for all rookies, it takes time,” Gutekunst stated. “This can be a onerous league. There’s a studying curve earlier than these guys actually begin to produce at a excessive stage.”
The excellent news is that the Packers are set at quarterback for the subsequent few years, so the staff can shortly ramp up their offense with the precise choose at broad receiver. With so many choices obtainable, together with Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Drake London and Chris Olave, it could be robust for the Packers to go improper in the event that they do take a wideout within the first spherical.
“I feel we’ve acquired a fairly good quarterback and that helps considerably, so actually I feel there’s most likely going to be extra alternative for that younger participant if we occur to go that route to come back in and have some alternatives,” Gutekunst stated. “Hopefully it’ll be faster if we go that route this yr … however I’ll say we acquired some fairly good gamers within the constructing that I feel are very keen for his or her alternative, which possibly they haven’t had but.”
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