The Green Bay Packers have had major success drafting wide receivers in the second round. Names like Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Greg Jennings, and Randall Cobb were all taken in the second round. However none of them walked into a situation like the one Christian Watson is. Watson may be asked to play a serious role in the offense much sooner than any wide receiver of recent memory. Between Watson and the emergence of Romeo Doubs, the Packers may see more rookie wide receiver production than ever before. Aaron Rodgers has taken notice of what Christian Watson is all about.
Aaron Rodgers Talks Christian Watson On The Pat McAfee Show
Rodgers made his return to the Pat McAfee show this week. Christian Watson was brought up and Aaron Rodgers had some pretty incredible things to say about him.
Christian missed a lot of time from his knee injury… and then he gets on the field the first couple days and you’re thinking “who is this #9?” He is big. I might need to change David Bakhtiari’s nickname because because this kid might be the new baby giraffe. Maybe he’s more like a deer, he’s just prancing around and flying around on the field. He’s got incredible stride length. For a man who is 6’5″, his speed is legit. He’s a different type of receiver than we’ve had. That big with that type of stride length.
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Aaron Rodgers on 2nd round rookie WR Christian Watson ⤵️
“This dude has got incredible stride length —- his speed is legit” #🦒🦌
— Hogg (@HoggNFL) September 2, 2022
Aaron Rodgers isn’t wrong:
Watson is one of the craziest athletes in this year’s draft class. The receiver came in at 6’4″ 208 lbs, with 32 1/2″ arms and 10 1/8″ hands. He ran a 4.36 second 40-yard dash, making him one of the fastest players in the 2022 NFL Draft. In addition, he recorded a 38.5 inch vertical jump and an 11’4″ broad jump. Watson’s numbers were good for a generational 10 RAS, which is the maximum score possible.
According to Tipico Sportsbook, Watson – the 34th overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft – is +900 to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, giving him the fifth-best odds to win the award. He trails only Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (+500), Atlanta Falcons receiver Drake London (+700), Tennessee Titans receiver Treylon Burks (+70) and New York Jets running back Breece Hall (+750).