Round 1, Pick 27: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Arguably Green Bay’s biggest need is at wide receiver. Davante Adams is an All-Pro talent, but the depth behind him has become a real concern.
The Packers were hoping for a second-year jump from Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but he’s been inconsistent. He’s caught just 23 passes for 427 yards and two touchdowns. Geronimo Allison has also had a disappointing year with 28 receptions for 240 yards and two touchdowns.
Fortunately, Allen Lazard looks to have stepped into the number two role with some impressive performances this season. And Adams is one of the best receivers in football.
Lazard has earned a bigger role on offense. If he finishes the year strong, he should also be a part of Matt LaFleur’s plans for 2020. MVS will still be given time to develop. But will Allison be back next season?
In what many draft analysts are calling one of the deepest classes at wide receiver we’ve seen in some time, Brian Gutekunst shouldn’t wait to address the position. In this mock draft, I have the Packers selecting Clemson’s Tee Higgins in the opening round.
The 6-foot-4 wide receiver has 900 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He could make an immediate impact in the Packers offense as the number two wide receiver alongside Adams.
Higgins is one of the best receivers in a deep class and he’d be a great choice late in the first round.