Packers 2017 Draft: A case for each position in the first round
By Dan Dahlke
The case for wide receiver in Round 1
Like most, I’d be shocked if the Packers drafted a wide receiver with their first pick given their glaring needs at other positions.
They also have a budding star in Davante Adams on the roster, and Randall Cobb is still young at age 26. They even have two young interesting players who showed flashes last year in Geronimo Allison and Trevor Davis. Granted, despite all of this it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility the Packers take a wide receiver early in the draft if the right situation presents itself.
If one of the top prospects, like Corey Davis or John Ross fall to the end of the first round for whatever reason, then Thompson might be tempted to select the wideout to give Aaron Rodgers another dynamic passing weapon to throw to on offense.
If Green Bay doesn’t like the defensive prospects available to them at pick 29 and they can’t trade back, they might even take a guy like Carlos Henderson or Zay Jones to further bolster their passing game.
It wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world either to begin developing Jordy Nelson’s successor. The veteran wide receiver is 32 and may only have a few good seasons left.