NFL Draft Grades 2022: Re-grading the Packers draft one year later

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Round 2: WR Christian Watson

Superstar. The sky is the limit for Christian Watson, who proved the Packers right for trading up to get him in the second round.

There were mixed emotions when Watson dropped a walk-in 75-yard touchdown on the Packers' opening offensive play of the season. On one hand, what a missed opportunity, one he'll forever want back. On the other, look how easy he made it look one-on-one with eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson. Watson was wide open on his very first NFL play.

Injuries and inconsistent play held Watson back in the first half of his rookie season, but once he found his groove, the rest was history.

Watson enjoyed a breakout performance against the Dallas Cowboys, catching four passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns.

It gave Watson the confidence he needed. In the final eight games of the season, he made 31 receptions for 523 yards and seven touchdowns, and he also had a rushing touchdown. Watson helped the Packers' offense reach a new level late in the year.

Size. Athleticism. Speed. Watson has it all. He puts fear into defenders and is only scratching the surface of his potential. The Packers may have found a superstar in the second round.

Grade: A