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

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1. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

Jaxon Smith-Njigba to the Packers makes too much sense.

The Packers need more help at wide receiver, especially following Allen Lazard’s departure in free agency. Smith-Njigba is arguably the best receiver in the class.

He would add versatility to Green Bay’s offense, as he can line up just about anywhere. Importantly, he has a lot of experience in the slot.

With Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs lined up on the outside, the Packers need a receiver who can make plays in the slot.

NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah compared Smith-Njigba to Detroit Lions Pro Bowl wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, writing that “he’ll make a similar impact in the NFL.”

Smith-Njigba is a great athlete. According to Kent Lee Platte, he earned a Relative Athletic Score of 9.30 out of 10.

With his route-running and yards-after-catch ability, Smith-Njigba would provide everything the Packers need at wide receiver.

Alongside Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, the Packers would have a talented, young wide receiver trio with the potential to become great.

Draft Smith-Njigba, sign an affordable veteran receiver in free agency, and get upgrades at tight end, and the Packers’ offense would look very different in 2023, giving Jordan Love plenty of talent to throw the ball to.

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