The Green Bay Packers added a much needed piece to their wide receiver room this past week. Sammy Watkins will bring a deep threat presence that Matt Lafleur wanted to replace after Marquez Valdes-Scantling left. However it is clear that Green Bay isn’t done adding to their wide receiver room.
David Kenyon of Bleacher Report suggested that a trade between the Packers and the Seahawks for Pro Bowl wide receiver DK Metcalf is one of the “most plausible” deals that could go down on NFL Draft Day later this month. He laid out his case in a piece published Thursday, April 14.
“On paper, it’s a perfect match. After sending Davante Adams to the Raiders, the Green Bay Packers lack a No. 1 receiver. They acquired a first- and second-round pick in that trade, creating the possibility of using any of four top-64 selections to land an established receiver.”
David went on to say: “Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks seem to be pivoting toward Pete Carroll’s preferred run-first style. Russell Wilson is now a member of the Denver Broncos. Between this philosophical shift and Tyler Lockett having his own big-money contract, it’s tough to believe Seattle wants to pony up for DK Metcalf’s looming extension. Why be a run-first offense yet have two high-end receivers and no franchise QB?”
David makes valid points as to why Seattle wouldn’t want to pay for DK Metcalf’s long term contract. They have already received a massive haul for Russell Wilson, why not add to their draft picks and take this rebuild to the next level.
What would this trade look like?
A potential trade for DK Metcalf would likely demand a haul from the Packers. Easily a first round draft pick to start, possibly two. Packers fans may be getting tired of hearing about DK Metcalf trade possibilities, however if it does happen, draft day is the most likely day. Here is a possible trade scenario:
Green Bay Receives:
- WR D.K. Metcalf
- Commitment to a long term contract
Green Bay was willing to pay Davante Adams top tier money. If they are okay with parting with a few draft picks, why not pay DK Metcalf the money you were willing to pay Davante Adams? Metcalf is 24 years old and likely has yet to enter his prime. There are draft prospects in this year’s draft that are almost 24. Getting a young bonafide number one wide receiver may be the missing piece to an Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl run.