Packers: Four wide receiver targets if Aaron Rodgers stays in 2022

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
3 of 5
Green Bay Packers
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

2. Treylon Burks

Treylon Burks has “A.J. Brown-type upside”, according to NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah, and he projects to be a first-round pick this year. Burks can be a star in the NFL as a number one wide receiver for a team. For the Packers, he could step right in as the number two next to Davante Adams.

The Arkansas pass catcher had 66 receptions for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 12 games last season.

One of Burks’ biggest strengths is picking up yards after the catch. Per Pro Football Focus, Burks has 985 yards after the catch since 2020, which ranks second among Power Five wide receivers in that time.

The 6-foot-3 receiver also offers a ton of versatility, something that Matt LaFleur would absolutely love. He can line up on the outside or in the slot.

The Packers don’t often use first-round selections on wide receivers, but Burks could force them to think again should he make it to their pick at No. 28 overall. Perhaps Brian Gutekunst would consider trading up into the low-20s to get him if he’s still there.

For a player with Burks’ potential, the risk of trading up could pay off in a big way for the Packers if they don’t think he’ll still be there at No. 28.