Packers Found Past Success In Drafting a Receiver in Round 2
Let’s brace for the takes tomorrow morning if the Green Bay Packers do not draft a wide receiver. The draft features arguably the best receiving class of all-time combined with the Packers needing a wide receiver desperately. This is a dangerous combination for Packers fans. If Green Bay goes the route of a middle linebacker, people should understand a receiver is coming. If they pivot to a lineman, people will burn the place down even if they need an offensive lineman. What’s worth remembering is the Packers have found success with second-round receivers. But if they were to do that again, a trade would need to happen.
Successful Packers drafted in Round 2
2014: Davante Adams (Pick 53)
2011: Randall Cobb (Pick 64)
2008: Jordy Nelson (Pick 38)
2006: Greg Jennings (Pick 52)
Look at that list of Packers! That is an incredible group of players drafted in the second round by the Packers. There is one problem though. Besides Randall Cobb, the other three receivers were drafted in the range of 35-55. Green Bay would likely need to move up or move down from their 30th pick to draft their wide receiver. It is somewhat incredible to see how well the Packers have done in the second round with receivers though. These are four of the best Packers receivers in the Aaron Rodgers era. All drafted in round number two.
Therefore if the Packers do not get a receiver tonight, let’s try to hold our reactions. They’ve had a history of finding the right guys in Round 2. But there is a clear line of demarcation with the good receivers versus the middle of the road guys in this draft. Let’s hope and pray to all things Lombardi that the Packers are able to pull one of these guys in whether it’s Round 1 or Round 2.
Enjoy the draft tonight, Tappers!