The Green Bay Packers may have a need at wide receiver this off-season. Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs certainly give the Packers an optimistic future for the position. However, having a three-headed monster for Aaron Rodgers or Jordan Love would be ideal. As it turns out, the Packers are reportedly interested in a new wide receiver that could add a new layer to their offense. Jalin Hyatt from the University of Tennessee has been garnering much interest from the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay Packers Reportedly Interested In WR Jalin Hyatt
According to Evan Crowell of Sports Illustrated:
Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt is gaining steam as a first-round prospect. Hyatt turned in an excellent combine performance, measuring in as one of the most explosive skill players at the entire event.
That, coupled with his fantastic junior season, should be enough to get him into the top 32 picks. There isn’t a consensus No. 1 receiver in this draft class, meaning it should be more about prospects and team fits. One team, in particular, is reportedly carrying a strong interest in Hyatt a few weeks away from the draft.
The Green Bay Packers are coming off an 8-9 season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers seems to be on his way to the New York Jets; the two sides had meetings in previous days, and all three parties are waiting on Rodgers’s decision.
Green Bay seems ready to move on to a new era of football, which presumably stars Jordan Love as their franchise quarterback. The team brass seems intent on finding him some help from skill positions and is zeroing in on several receivers ahead of the draft.
According to reports, Hyatt met with the Packers at the NFL Combine, and the team decision-makers are impressed with what he brings to the table. Head coach Matt LaFleur runs a West-Coast offense that requires a lot of speed from the wideouts.
Jalin Hyatt stands 6′ 2″ and weighs 176 pounds. His production score of 88 ranked second among wide receivers who tested at the 2023 NFL Combine. He ranked number one in both athleticism (89) and total score (89) at the Combine as well. He ran a 4.4 40-yard dash and had a ridiculous vertical jump of 11 feet 3 inches. Here is his draft overview according to NFL.com:
Long, slender wideout with deep speed that could force defensive coordinators to alter coverage considerations. Hyatt’s gliding gait disguises explosive acceleration that can lead to easy separation on deep throws. However, he does display inconsistency on contested catches comes. Hyatt is ordinary getting in and out of intermediate breaks and might be best with a limited route tree full of slants, crossers and a series of field-stretching patterns. Hyatt is an instantly credible WR2 with the ability to make a huge impact, but production could be erratic due to the limitations of his game.Hyatt waited his turn to become a star receiver for the Vols even though he was a four-star recruit and left Dutch Fork High School in South Carolina as a four-time state champion and its all-time leader in career receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He contributed as a true freshman (20-276-13.8, two TDs in 10 games) and sophomore (21-226-10.8, two TDs in 13 games) and started once each season. He broke out as a junior, earning first-team Associated Press All-American accolades by leading the Vols with 67 receptions, ranking fifth nationally with 1,267 receiving yards (18.9 per) and tying for second in the FBS with 15 touchdowns in 12 starts. — by Chad Reuter
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