Jalen Reagor in the first round?
So far, the Green Bay Packers are yet to add a wide receiver this offseason.
But they have interest in doing so. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Packers were one of the teams interested in signing Emmanuel Sanders, who picked the New Orleans Saints.
That move wasn’t to be, but it shows the Packers are keen to get help at wide receiver. And while there are still options in free agency including Robby Anderson, they may choose to wait until next month’s draft.
That’s how Sayre Bedinger of NFL Mocks sees it playing out, with the Packers selecting TCU WR Jalen Reagor in his latest mock draft.
Bedinger makes a great point in the article about why the Packers could decide to go with a player like Reagor over a prospect like tackle Josh Jones:
“With that said, the Packers are a team trying to win now, and taking Josh Jones isn’t exactly a win-now move.
Jalen Reagor is a win-now move.”
And that’s exactly right. Green Bay’s offense needs immediate help. General manager Brian Gutekunst may decide to dip into the deepest wide receiver draft class in recent memory in the opening round. By doing so, he could have multiple talented receivers to choose from.
One of them could be Reagor. Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network wrote that he “is one of the most dynamic receiving prospects” in the class.
The Packers haven’t drafted a wide receiver in the first round for the best part of two decades. Three years before Aaron Rodgers was drafted, and six years before Rodgers became the starting quarterback.
Green Bay hasn’t drafted a wide receiver in the opening two rounds since taking Davante Adams in the second round back in 2014. That’s somewhat hard to believe considering the success they’ve have had finding receivers in the second round, including Adams, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Greg Jennings.
Maybe Reagor will become the Packers’ next star receiver.