7 burning questions for Packers entering 2023 NFL Draft

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Will the Packers finally draft a first-round receiver?

Twenty-one years have passed since the Packers last selected a wide receiver in the first round. They have come close on occasion, including drafting Christian Watson 34th overall last offseason. But the wait for a first-round receiver goes on.

We never truly know where players rank on teams' boards, but it seems there is realistically only one name to watch at No. 13: Ohio State's Jaxon Smith-Njigba. If the Packers trade down in the first round, other receivers could come into play.

Again, we don't know for sure. Perhaps the Packers love Zay Flowers, Quentin Johnston, or Jalin Hyatt and will select one of them at No. 13. Only the Packers know.

What we can agree on is the need for Green Bay to draft a receiver. It doesn't necessarily need to be one on the opening night. In fact, there could be a ton of value at the position on Days 2 and 3.

The Packers could avoid the position early and instead select Tennessee's Cedric Tillman, Wake Forest's A.T. Perry, Mississippi's Jonathan Mingo, or one of many other talented receivers in the second or third round.

Maybe this is the year they finally draft a receiver in the first round. It could depend on whether Smith-Njigba is on the board at No. 13.