Another potential draft target for the Packers could be K.J. Hamler. He could go anywhere from late in the first round to late in the second.
Hamler has lightning speed, which is something this offense desperately needs. Defenses didn’t need to respect the deep pass often enough when playing against Green Bay in 2019, but Hamler could help change that.
He is one of the most exciting players to watch in this draft class, and he’s dominant with the ball in his hands. Able to run past defenders and force missed tackles, Hamler is excellent after the catch. Notice a theme in this article?
Joe Marino of The Draft Network believes Hamler would be a good addition to the Packers offense. He had the Penn State receiver going to Green Bay late in the first round of a mock draft he put together. Marino wrote:
"“Hamler has game-changing speed that Rodgers’ incredible accuracy to all levels of the field can fully take advantage of. He would be the perfect complement to the skill set Davante Adams provides in Green Bay.”"
The Packers will likely need to double down at the wide receiver position this offseason. Whether that’s exclusively in the draft or also in free agency, adding more talent at this position is a must. Drafting a receiver as talented as Hamler on Day 1 of the draft would be a great start.
He’d add much-needed speed to LaFleur’s offense and could be an instant contributor in 2020.