The Green Bay Packers need to keep adding to their young wide receiver corps.
While they invested three draft picks at the position a year ago, they could lose a couple of starters this offseason.
Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs can be great players for the Packers, but GM Brian Gutekunst should still add a wide receiver or two in the offseason.
Which Packers wide receivers are free agents in 2023?
Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard are unrestricted free agents this offseason, meaning both will be free to sign elsewhere when the new league year begins.
Which Packers wide receivers are under contract in 2023?
This year’s draft picks Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Samori Toure are all under contract in 2023, along with Jeff Cotton and Bo Melton.
Watson and Doubs became key players on offense for the Packers, but Toure played limited snaps.
Cotton spent time on Green Bay’s practice squad this season, while Melton was signed off the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad last month.
Packers may need to strengthen wide receiver depth
Much will depend on whether Cobb or Lazard return. If both players are gone, wide receiver becomes a major need.
Watson and Doubs could begin 2023 as Green Bay’s WR1 and WR2. That’s absolutely fine. Both have shown the potential to take on those roles in the future.
But that doesn’t mean Green Bay shouldn’t add another top receiver in the draft.
If they could add a potential first-rounder like TCU’s Quentin Johnston, the Packers would suddenly have one of the best young wide receiver trios in the league.
As things stand, depth is an issue at the position. If Watson or Doubs miss time, Green Bay would be down to Toure and practice-squad receivers.
The team entered the 2022 season with Watson, Doubs, Toure, Cobb, Lazard, Sammy Watkins, and Amari Rodgers.
Green Bay released Watkins and Rodgers during the season, and Cobb and Lazard could both be gone this offseason.
The Packers will undoubtedly add a wide receiver or two, but they should consider an early-round pick.