Packers WR depth chart following Davante Adams trade

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Even with Davante Adams, the Green Bay Packers had a need at wide receiver.

It’s safe to say this is now their number one offseason need, and it’s not even close.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers are in the market to add a veteran wide receiver. With top free agents like Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson gone, one has to wonder whether they will explore trade options.

They need to do something. For an all-in team, replacing Davante Adams is now priority number one.

Packers wide receiver depth chart without Davante Adams

Before this trade, the Packers didn’t have a true WR2. Now they also lack a WR1.

Green Bay’s wide receivers are Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Amari Rodgers, Malik Taylor, Juwann Winfree, David Moore, Rico Gafford, and Josh Malone.

Compare that to arguably the Packers’ biggest competitors in the NFC, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Tom Brady returning, the Bucs have Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and now Russell Gage at wide receiver.

If there’s some good news, it’s that trading Adams will give the Packers around $20 million more cap room to work with. Should they want to enter the free agency market at wide receiver or explore trade options, they can do so with the cap room to make a deal.

We should also expect the Packers to finally draft a wide receiver in the first round. They should have two first-round picks, assuming the Raiders’ top selection was included in the deal.

So there is still plenty of time to address the wide receiver position over the next month or so. But replacing Davante Adams’ production will be a tough task to say the least.

The coming days and weeks will be interesting to see how Green Bay addresses the position because, clearly, wide receiver is now a huge need.