Four things Packers must do in the 2021 NFL Draft

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2. Draft a wide receiver

I don’t know about you, but I still feel it’s still quite the surprise the Packers didn’t draft a wide receiver last April. But hey, we’re a year on and Brian Gutekunst has another opportunity to add talent at the position in this draft.

I get it. Davante Adams is an all-world talent. No wide receiver in the NFL had a better season than Adams in 2020. Marquez Valdes-Scantling also took a big step forward and is one of the most dangerous deep threats in football.

But imagine the Packers had another game-changing talent on the outside or in the slot. Aaron Rodgers tends to lean on Adams when he needs a play. Understandably so as more often than not, they find a connection. But finding another future star at the position would give defenses even more problems.

“Finding another future star” — I know, I make it sound easy. The point is that last year’s draft class was loaded at the wide receiver position. Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman Jr., Chase Claypool, and Gabriel Davis were all there for the Packers to draft at different points. Any one of them would make this offense better.

In another strong receiver class, the Packers need to take advantage and make the No. 1 scoring offense even tougher for defenses to stop.