Packers: 3 wide receivers to consider in free agency

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 6: Wide receiver Albert Wilson
KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 6: Wide receiver Albert Wilson /

The Green Bay Packers have been fine at receiver for quite some time now. But with Jordy Nelson likely retiring in the next year or so, Green Bay is going to want to be as stacked as possible.

Free agency is extremely stacked this year with talented receivers. Either it be young guys, or older guys, the talent is there.

And due to the fact that there are so many good players that are free agents, teams are going to be aiming for these players and Green Bay needs to act fast. Here are the top-3 free agent receivers that the Packers should target.

1. Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams

Sammy Watkins is a very bright and promising star. He’s 24 years old and in it for the long haul. Since being drafted in 2014 by the Buffalo Bills, Watkins has recorded 25 touchdowns and 3,052 receiving yards.

Watkins is fast, smart and capable of getting open quickly. Watkins is also very shifty which allows him to create separation from opposing players. These are the traits that Green Bay is looking for. Watkins has also put up good numbers in his career so far while not exactly playing for top-tier quarterbacks. Watkins playing with Rodgers could be something very deadly, if the deal goes down. Watkins is a must have for Green Bay in 2018.

2. Jordan Matthews, Buffalo Bills

Like Watkins, Jordan Matthews is young and shows a lot of promise. The smart thing for Green Bay to do is go after the younger guys for obvious reasons. But not just due to his age, Matthews has recorded 250 receptions, 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career so far.

Matthews is also a very big guy which affects his style of play in a positive way. His size gives him the ability to make catches in good coverage. Matthews for sure has room to improve but, there is enough talent that warrants him worthy to play in Green Bay. Also just imagine what he’d be able to accomplish from catching the ball from Aaron Rodgers.

3. Albert Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs

Albert Wilson is another young, up-and-coming player in the NFL. Wilson shows a lot of promise and talent which the Packers could take advantage of. Wilson’s ability to get open and create separation is one of his strengths. But that does not mean he doesn’t have any negative habits.

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Wilson would also create more depth on this Packers squad, and be able to be there if any starters get hurt. Wilson might have some issues on the field but under the right system and guidance in Green Bay, there is no doubt that he could develop into a better player.