The NFL Combine is always a fun time of year. It is an opportunity for teams and fans to get a better look at draft prospects. The main event is always the workout numbers that the players put up. It gives tangible stats for people to compare. The Green Bay Packers are likely in the market for another wide receiver. West Virginia wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton looks to be a Christian Watson clone.
#Packers’ Christian Watson:
• 208 lbs
• 4.36 40-yard dash
• 38.5” vertical
WVU’s Bryce Ford-Wheaton:
• 221 lbs
• 4.38 40-yard dash
• 41” vertical
— Daire Carragher (@DaireCarragher) March 4, 2023
Bryce Ford-Wheaton Is A Christian Watson Clone
Both players stand at 6-foot-4 and are over 200 pounds. Their 40-yard dash times are basically identical with Watson posting a 4.36 and Ford-Wheaton a 4.38. The crazy part is that Ford-Wheaton had a significantly higher vertical than Watson. He beat him out by 2.5″. If the Green Bay Packers were to draft him, they would have two Christian Watsons on the team, which would be a formidable duo.
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Late Round Value Is Needed
Currently, the Packers only have two picks in the first two rounds, no. 15 and no. 45 overall. This means GM Brian Gutekunst will need to make some decisions on what positions to prioritize and which ones to wait on. Ford-Wheaton would be a good day 2 or 3 pick-up that could pay huge dividends. While there is some great first-round talent at the wide receiver position, the Packers have not gone in that direction in the past. They have had some great luck with mid to late-round wide receivers and Ford-Wheaton could be the next one.
It would be really cool to see an offense with Bryce Ford-Wheaton in a Packers uniform due to him being a Christian Watson clone. There have been many impressive performances at the combine and it will be interesting to see what direction Gutekunst decides to go in April’s draft.
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