The trade that Green Bay made with the Las Vegas Raiders is still fresh in the minds of Packer fans around the world. Why trade away the best wide receiver in professional football? It was obvious that Davante Adams wanted to get paid and did not want to play in Green Bay anymore. Why only two draft picks? An additional first and second round draft pick can go a long way and be extremely beneficial. The Packers now have four picks in the first 60 selections of the 2022 NFL Draft. If Green Bay needed to rebuild a little bit they sure can now. Also, there are many routes that they can venture through and explore. let’s look at the best options that Green Bay has:
Make A Blockbuster Trade For DK Metcalf
Green Bay can go down many avenues with their draft picks, but this is the one that makes the most sense. The Packers currently do not have a reliable first-option wide receiver. Additionally, Aaron Rodgers has committed to Green Bay long-term. Why not reward your franchise quarterback with another top- five receiver? When looking at what Green Bay would give up for Metcalf, I would trade a first and fourth round pick this year. Seattle is going through a major rebuild of their own, so this trade would benefit the Seahawks as well. The question that comes into play is whether or not Brian Guteknust would consider this. Truthfully, I could see him not go this route and build through the draft. However, the Packers still need to be in a ‘win-now’ mode and a trade like this will easily put Green Bay back in the conversation as an NFC favorite this coming season.
Move Up In The Draft And Secure A Top 15 Pick
One thing that we know about Brian Gutekunst is that he likes to move around in the draft. We have seen this every year since Gutekunst took over as General Manager. Besides Jordan Love, this method has proven to be successful. The advantage here is that Green Bay could not go wrong with any selection if they were to move up into the top 15. The positions that should be addressed if they do indeed move up are wide receiver and defensive line. One issue that I see with this is that Green Bay does not have a track record of drafting skill players in the first round, so they may lean towards defensive line or possibly offensive line. If that is the case, there should not be much to worry about as the wide receiver is depth is solid. In the end, I could see this be the option that Green Bay would choose.
Stay Idle and Allow The Draft To Take Its Course
With the amount of draft picks that Green Bay has, it is very possible that they will draft based on what comes available to them. I do think that this will be the least likely route Green Bay chooses. There is too much talent at positions of need for the Packers to sit back and wait on. This route has really hurt Green Bay in the past in terms of whiffing on draft picks and missing out on immediate starters. The one benefit that this route could serve is come the day of the draft, the Packers may truly not know what they want to do. Regardless, a plan should be in place on draft day. Also, Packers could very double up on a position that they really like and want to change up on the roster. In the end, I do not think that this will be a smart option for Green Bay. Use the capital that you have to draft instant day one starters and fill the holes on the roster.,
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