Packers: NFC North wide receiver power rankings entering free agency

Green Bay Packers, Christian Watson (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Christian Watson (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

Which team in the NFC North has the best wide receiver corps?

A lot can, and will change between now and the end of the offseason. But as we approach free agency, do the Green Bay Packers need to do more to catch their division rivals at wide receiver?

Here are the pre-free agency wide receiver rankings for the NFC North.

1. Minnesota Vikings

Justin Jefferson is arguably the best wide receiver in the league.

Jefferson caught 128 passes for 1,809 yards and eight touchdowns, absolutely incredible numbers.

Minnesota may need to look for its long-term WR2 this offseason. Adam Thielen turns 33 in the summer, and there’s no guarantee he’ll even be on the roster next season.

2. Detroit Lions

Amon-Ra St. Brown is a star. He caught 106 passes for 1,161 yards and six touchdowns this season.

Jameson Williams is a player to watch next season. The first-round pick didn’t play much in 2022 as he recovered from a torn ACL, but he showed his ability on a 41-yard touchdown catch against the Minnesota Vikings.

St. Brown and Williams could become an excellent receiving duo in Detroit.

Still, the Lions should keep adding talent to the wide receiver room this offseason.

3. Green Bay Packers

The Packers lost Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling a year ago, and they could move on from Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb this offseason.

They are rebuilding the wide receiver corps, starting with 2022 draft picks Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.

Watson found the end zone eight times in the final eight games of the regular season, showing how good he can be. Doubs can be a quality starter for the Packers, too.

But the Packers must keep adding depth to a new-look receiving corps.

4. Chicago Bears

No Chicago Bears wide receiver had 500 yards in 2022.

Darnell Mooney is a good player and the Bears added Chase Claypool before the trade deadline, but wide receiver is one of Chicago’s biggest offseason needs.