The Green Bay Packers added three wide receivers in the 2022 NFL Draft. Christian Watson out of NDSU in the second round, Romeo Doubs out of Nevada in the fourth round, and Samouri Toure out of Nebraska in the seventh round. However Green Bay could still use a veteran number one wide receiver on the roster for week one. Marvin Jones Jr could be that guy for the Green Bay Packers.
Why Marvin Jones Jr.?
The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently stacked at wide receiver. They spent big money to acquire Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency. Not to mention Laviska Shenault who was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Marvin Jones Jr. is 32, yet still coming off productive years. Over the last two seasons he has 1,810 receiving yards, 149 receptions, and 13 touchdowns. Bringing in that type of production to Green Bay would be huge for their wide receiver room. Jones has been incredibly consistent, grading between 71.0 and 76.0 in each of his last six seasons. Jones is still a capable Z wide receiver on the outside opposite a true X, but he has also seen his snaps from the slot increase steadily each season, which could perhaps make him more attractive to potential suitors if there are concerns about his game not aging well. Proposed trade:
- WR Marvin Jones Jr.
- 2023 fourth round pick
- 2023 fifth round pick
This may seem low compensation for Marvin Jones Jr. however two trades this off-season makes me think its realistic. Amari Cooper was traded to the Browns in exchange for their 2022 fifth-round pick and a swapping of 2022 sixth-round picks. DeVante Parker was traded to the Patriots for a 2022 fifth round pick and a 2023 third round pick.
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