The Green Bay Packers are reportedly hopeful about landing one of the top pass-catching prospects in this year’s draft following the Aaron Rodgers trade.
On Monday, the Packers and New York Jets finally agreed to a blockbuster deal that sends the four-time league MVP to Gotham.
The Jets also got the No. 15 and No. 170 selections from the Packers, who got the No. 13, No. 42 and No. 207 picks plus a 2024 conditional second-round pick (which can become a first) in exchange for the future Hall of Famer, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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With the Packers moving up two spots in the first round of the 2023 draft on Thursday, Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network reports that the club “hopes it will be easier to secure” Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
Smith-Njigba is widely regarded as the top wide receiver prospect in this year’s draft. USC’s Jordan Addison, TCU’s Quentin Johnston and Boston College’s Zay Flowers are also top candidates to be the first receiver taken in this year’s class.
The Packers have not drafted a wide receiver in the first round since 2002, when they took Florida State product Javon Walker 20th overall. Will they finally break the streak for new starting quarterback Jordan Love on Thursday? We’ll soon find out.
Green Bay’s wide receiver depth chart is headlined by 2022 rookie standouts Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. But they clearly missed All-Pro Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of last year’s draft.
Smith-Njigba could instantly step in as Green Bay’s new WR1 as they usher towards the Love era. We’ll find out in two days where this team goes in round one.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.