Packers: Three ways they can win the 2021 NFL Draft
3. Draft a wide receiver good after the catch
The Packers should feel great about their offense entering the new season. Yes, they lost All-Pro center Corey Linsley and backup running back Jamaal Williams, but last year’s top-ranked scoring offense remains mostly intact this year.
That doesn’t mean they can’t get better. There are questions along the offensive line following the departure of Linsley and Rick Wagner, not to mention David Bakhtiari’s ACL injury. But this is still a talented group with depth across the line.
Where the Packers should look to improve is at wide receiver. They already have an All-Pro talent in Davante Adams and some good complementary pass catchers, but they’re missing a receiver who is hard to bring down after the catch. Think Deebo Samuel for the San Francisco 49ers.
A player with that skill set would be perfect for Matt LaFleur’s system, and it’s one area this offense lacks.
Fortunately, there are a number of talented slot receivers in this class who can help fix that need for the Packers. Kadarius Toney and Rashod Bateman could be options early on, while there could be talented options on Day 2 or 3 such as Amari Rodgers and Jaelon Darden.
If the Packers add a receiver who is great after the catch, look out.