Packers: Stealing one player from every NFC North foe

Kenny Golladay (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
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Detroit Lions: WR Kenny Golladay

Much has been made about the Packers not adding a receiver this offseason. Passing up one at every opportunity in what was a deep draft class for wide receivers.

Adding Kenny Golladay from the rival Lions could more than rectify that situation.

Golladay has 163 receptions, 2,730 yards and 19 touchdowns in 42 games so far in his young career. He has been a big-play threat for the Lions since coming into the league in 2017.

Adding Golladay would also help the Packers within the division in more ways than one. As well as taking one of the Lions’ best players away from the team, Golladay has also put up some of his best numbers against the NFC North. Golladay has 42 receptions for 708 yards with four touchdowns against the Bears and Vikings.

Golladay’s size seems to be a perfect fit for the Packers. General Manager Brian Gutekunst has assembled a starting five NBA team with his receivers being at or near the 6-foot-four mark. Golladay stands at 6-foot-4 himself.

He would also be the perfect complement to Davante Adams. Adams’ full route tree makes him a threat anywhere he lines up on the formation. Adding someone with Golladay’s playmaking ability would only open up more opportunities for Adams to get single coverage. Also, Golladay would be facing the opposing teams’ second-best cornerback instead of their main man like he is now on the Lions.