Why the Packers should trade for wide receiver Tyler Lockett

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The Green Bay Packers were given a first- and second-round pick from the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for Davante Adams. This means they have four top-60 picks, including two first-round picks. That’s a lot of ammo.

Green Bay needs to build up its receiver corps with experienced veterans and not draft picks who might be successful. An intriguing, exciting player the Packers could look to trade for is Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett.

Lockett will be entering his age-30 season. The Seahawks have traded away their future Hall-of-Fame QB in Russell Wilson. They released their future Hall-of-Fame MLB in Bobby Wagner. If the Seahawks were not rebuilding, they would not have gotten rid of two of the best players of this era.

Also, keep in mind that Seahawks GM John Schneider was an executive in Green Bay for over a decade. Maybe Packers GM Brian Gutekunst would consider calling his old friend and offering a draft pick or two for Lockett.

Lockett was Russell Wilson’s go-to receiver in Seattle for seven seasons. In each of the last three years, Lockett has eclipsed 1,000 yards, 80 receptions and eight touchdowns.

Something that Green Bay could also use is something the former Kansas State alum possesses: Return skills. Lockett has three career return touchdowns (two kicks, one punt).

Lockett is a three-time All-Pro. He can run every route. His ability to break free on fly routes is unique. Aaron Rodgers has a history of making magic when a play breaks down. Lockett was great at coming back to the ball when Wilson would try to escape the pocket. He is a great leader on and off the field. His teammates absolutely love him. He would allow Green Bay’s offense to kick it up a notch.

The Packers need to call the Seahawks and offer whatever they need to. There has been talk of the Packers possibly calling Seattle about D.K. Metcalf. The problem is Metcalf is just 24 years old. He is a crazy athlete. It is unlikely that Seattle would part with Metcalf for anything less than at least a first-round pick. Besides, Lockett is more experienced. Green Bay needs experienced, win-now receivers. Go get the All-Pro receiver, Green Bay!