Packers add wide receiver in first round of recent 2023 mock draft

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The Green Bay Packers added talent at wide receiver this past offseason by drafting Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Samori Toure.

Watson has shown star potential in recent weeks with his combination of great size and athleticism. He has caught six touchdowns in the past three games.

Doubs, too, impressed before getting hurt. His ability to win contested catches and find the end zone gives him a chance to become a great player.

Toure hasn’t had many opportunities but showed his ability on limited snaps, most notably a great adjustment on a 37-yard touchdown catch against the Buffalo Bills.

In Watson, Doubs, and possibly Toure, the Packers have young talent to build around at wide receiver.

However, more work could be required. Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, and Sammy Watkins are free agents in the offseason, and the Packers recently released Amari Rodgers. It could make sense to add another early-round receiver in 2023.

Josh Edwards of CBS Sports believes it’s a possibility, as he has Green Bay adding a receiver in the first round of his recent 2023 mock draft.

In the mock, the Packers select USC wide receiver Jordan Addison with the 11th overall pick. Edwards wrote that “Addison gives the team a bit more speed to work underneath as a compliment to Watson.”

It sure could become a fantastic wide receiver corps.

Addison has star potential and could become the Packers’ next great WR1. Put him next to Watson and Doubs, and Green Bay could have a dominant wide receiver trio, something we haven’t seen in a few years.

We saw many great years of Aaron Rodgers throwing to Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and James Jones. Then Nelson, Cobb, and Davante Adams.

Could Jordan Love to Addison, Watson, and Doubs come next?

Perhaps, but it would require Green Bay finally using a first-round pick on a wide receiver.