Bold predictions for Green Bay Packers in 2024 NFL Draft

What does Packers GM Brian Gutekunst have up his sleeve?
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3. Packers get greedy, take a WR on Day 2

One of the biggest strengths of the 2024 NFL Draft is the wide receiver position. The Packers would have to ignore outstanding talent on the board at just about every selection they have within the top 100 picks in order to pass on receivers.

Is Brian Gutekunst going to be able to resist?

I'm not sure he will be able to, especially given the hit rate he's had on receivers in the last couple of years. The one major question mark on Green Bay's depth chart at receiver right now is former second-round pick Christian Watson, who has more TD catches (12) than any of his peers in the 2022 NFL Draft class (or anyone that's come into the league the last two years).

Perhaps the Packers will target someone they feel has more of a viable long-term future than Watson. Perhaps they will simply see a value and feel like there's a player they can't pass on. It wouldn't be a terrible idea at pick 88 or 91 to take a receiver, especially if that guy has some return capabilities. With the NFL's new kickoff return rules, the Packers could snag someone like Malik Washington of Virginia and get not only another playmaker for the offense, but a true difference maker for special teams.