Three wide receivers the Green Bay Packers could target in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Green Bay Packers will need to address the wide receiver position at some stage in the 2018 NFL Draft. The question is is when, and who.
For wide receivers on the Packers’ roster not named Davante Adams, this offseason brings some uncertainty. Adams was re-signed to a four-year, $58 million deal in December, but how many of his teammates at the position will return in 2018?
Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are both under contract for one more year, but their high salary cap numbers could force the Packers to make a tough decision or two. Will new general manager Brian Gutekunst ask one, or both, of the veteran pass catchers to restructure their current deal? Will he go a step further and release one of the receivers?
But that’s not all. Jeff Janis is set to become a free agent, although the majority of his work has come on special teams.
The Packers’ offense has lacked speed for too long. Finding a receiver who can stretch defenses vertically should be among the top priorities for Gutekunst this offseason. Not only would Green Bay benefit from more big plays, but it would also create opportunities underneath. If Cobb is still a Packer in 2018, that would be good news for him.
Considering how much money the Packers currently have invested in the position for 2018, it seems unlikely they will be willing to spend big in free agency. It’s also unlikely many of the top names will even hit the open market.
The Packers’ best option to add more receiving talent will likely come in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here are three options they should consider at April’s event.