5 first-rounders Packers should consider who won't replace Jordan Love

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3. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU

The Packers desperately need a WR1. Christian Watson may become that player, but he hasn't shown enough evidence of that this season.

Finding Jordan Love an elite pass-catcher could fix so many issues on offense. Love would have a trusted target who regularly gets open and makes positive plays. That would take pressure off Watson to be a game-changing, big-play threat. Doubs would take on the James Jones role as a reliable, complementary option on the outside, with Jayden Reed making plays in the slot.

LSU has a phenomenal track record of developing wide receivers. Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase, and Odell Beckham Jr. are among the recent superstar receivers who played at LSU. Malik Nabers can become the next player to join that list.

Nabers is having a dominant season, catching 56 passes for 981 yards and nine touchdowns in only eight games.

"His body control and route-running potential are already good enough to stand out in the pros. He's a future focal point of an NFL passing attack," writes Trevor Sikkema of Pro Football Focus.

Nabers is electric with the ball in his hands. He has the speed to fly past defenders and the vision and yards-after-catch ability to turn a short pass into a huge play. Nabers could be the WR1 the Packers are searching for.