Packers: 5 first-round draft targets to build around Jordan Love

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4. Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

With Allen Lazard gone and Randall Cobb possibly joining him, the Packers again need to add another wide receiver.

Green Bay has two young players to build around in Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Adding another talented rookie receiver like Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt could make a huge difference for the Packers on offense.

Hyatt won the 2022 Biletnikoff Award and has what you can’t teach: incredible athleticism and game-changing speed. According to Kent Lee Platte, Hyatt earned a Relative Athletic Score of 9.46 out of 10.

“Speed. Game-breaking, rage-inducing, nightmare-filling speed. Simply put, he is the premier deep threat in this class,” wrote Pro Football Network’s James Fragoza.

Defenses playing against the Packers already need to know where Christian Watson is on the field. Watson’s athleticism and speed make him tough to cover.

Now imagine Hyatt and Watson in the same offense. It wouldn’t be much fun for defensive backs constantly having to worry about where they both are lined up. Think of the creative plays Matt LaFleur could draw up to stress defenses.

The Packers would still benefit from adding a possession receiver, but they could do this later in the draft or by signing a free agent.

Hyatt is a game-changer and he would have so much to offer the Packers’ offense.