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Green Bay Packers 2018 Draft: 8 Potential First Round Options

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 19: Arden Key
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6. Courtland Sutton, WR, Southern Methodist University

This might be another wildcard idea for the Packers in the first round as they don’t typically draft receivers on Day One of the draft, but taking a 6-foot-4, 220-pound receiver with 4.4 speed might make sense for an offense that could use more dynamic weapons.

Sutton may have a rare combination of size and speed, but he also has great hands and can make defenders miss after the catch. He’s similar to Corey Davis from last year’s class.

As a three year starter at SMU, he’s averaged 16 yards per catch, has amassed over 2,860 receiving yards, and has scored 29 touchdowns.

Sutton is a flat-out playmaker, and the Packers could use more guys on offense that create mismatch problems for defenses.

Receiver may even be an immediate next season if the Packers lose Davante Adams in the offseason. With Jordy Nelson nearing the end of his career, Green Bay may have to find another downfield weapon soon for Aaron Rodgers and the offense.