The Green Bay Packers are going to be looking to add to their wide receiver room in the 2023 NFL Draft. As it stands, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Samori Toure, Bo Melton, and Jeff Cotton are the only five wide receivers on their roster. If the Packers want Jordan Love to be successful, they need to get him more weapons. Allen Lazard departed for the New York Jets and Randall Cobb remains an unrestricted free agent. Earlier today, it was reported that the team is hosting Rashee Rice of SMU on an official Top-30 visit as they explore their options for the upcoming draft.
The Green Bay Packers Are Hosting Wide Receiver Rashee Rice
Over a month ago, I wrote this article about how Rashee Rice is the best fit for the Packers of any wide receiver in this draft. Not only does he fit the Packers’ physical thresholds (he is 6’1″ and 204 pounds), he also led the country in receiving yards per game (112). Amazingly, he did so while playing with an injured toe.
Not surprisingly, Rice’s coach at SMU, Rhett Lashlee, had high praise for Rice when he addressed the media at SMU’s recent pro day:
“He loves to compete, that’s what he loves to do. He had plenty of chances to shut it down in the middle of the year, and no one would’ve blamed him. He didn’t because he loves to compete and play with his teammates.
“In my opinion, and probably most people would agree, there’s not a better receiver in the draft that can catch the ball contested like he can. They’re not 50-50 balls with him, they’re 80-20 or better with him. Most of the people can only cover him by tackling him.”
As mentioned previously, the Packers need to get more weapons for Jordan Love. Getting a wide receiver who is not afraid of physicality, is a good blocker, and excels at catching contested balls is exactly what they need, and those are all things Rice brings to the table.
He has “Packers” written all over him. The question is whether or not the team will pull the trigger.
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