3 significant questions for Packers at wide receiver

The Green Bay Packers have an exciting new-look wide receiver corps, but there are big questions entering the 2023 season.

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1. Will Christian Watson build on dominant second half of 2022?

Romeo Doubs could lead the Packers in receptions and receiving yards this season. That wouldn't be surprising. But Christian Watson could be the wide receiver defenses fear the most.

In part due to bad luck with injuries, Watson didn't make much of an impact in the first half of last season. He played six of the Packers' opening nine games, catching just 10 passes for 88 yards. He had one rushing touchdown.

However, after a frustrating start, Watson built confidence in a three-touchdown performance against the Dallas Cowboys and never looked back.

His game-changing speed, size, and athleticism make him a matchup nightmare for defensive backs. After a quiet start to his rookie year, Watson dominated in the second half, catching 31 passes for 523 yards and seven touchdowns in the final eight games.

Watson had more receiving yards and touchdowns in those eight games than Davante Adams, Jordy Nelson, or Randall Cobb had in their entire rookie seasons.

If Watson can level up in year two, look out. He stretches defenses vertically but can also make an impact out of the backfield. Matt LaFleur needs to find the best way to create mismatches.

Watson has the potential to dominate in year two if he can build on the final eight games of last season.

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