Packers have reportedly met with top draft prospect Christian Watson

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A popular choice for the Green Bay Packers in mock drafts is North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson.

Maybe soon it will become a reality.

According to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, Watson has visited a number of different teams, one of them being the Packers.

Other teams he has visited include the Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Las Vegas Raiders, and Kansas City Chiefs, per Pauline.

It’s not surprising the Packers have shown interest in Watson. He checks about every box based on their history of drafting wide receivers.

One is his athleticism. Green Bay tends to draft great athletes in the early rounds. Think Rashan Gary, Eric Stokes, and Jaire Alexander.

Watson has a Relative Athletic Score of 10 out of 10.

Watson has good size at 6-foot-5, 208 pounds, but doesn’t lack speed having run the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds.

While he isn’t yet the finished product at wide receiver and needs some development, Watson has sky-high upside. He could eventually become a great WR1 in Green Bay.

If the Packers have Watson near the top of their board, would they consider drafting him with one of their two first-round picks? Many mocks initially had Watson going in the second round, but many now have him going late in the first.

It was a similar story with Eric Stokes a year ago. Many mocks had Stokes going in the second round, but the Packers selected him 29th overall on draft day. Maybe the same will happen with Watson.

If Green Bay doesn’t draft Watson at No. 28, there’s a good chance he will be long gone by the team’s next selection at No. 53.

Hosting a draft prospect doesn’t necessarily mean they plan to select that player, but it at least shows some interest.

Do you think the Packers should draft Watson in the first round?