5 star players the Packers could have drafted instead of Jordan Love

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4. Jonathan Taylor

Drafting a running back in the first round wouldn't have gone down too well, but the Packers had the chance to trade down and still land All-Pro Jonathan Taylor. Remember, Green Bay selected AJ Dillon with the 62nd overall pick. Taylor went 41st to the Indianapolis Colts.

Taylor to Green Bay almost became a reality this season. The Packers held trade discussions with the Colts. They could've avoided that by drafting him three years earlier.

The Packers could've moved down in the first round, selected Taylor, then focused on another position instead of drafting Dillon on Day 2.

Green Bay would've closed out the Aaron Rodgers era with a backfield featuring Taylor and Aaron Jones. That's an unstoppable duo. Packers fans know the impact Jones can make, but imagine him splitting carries with Taylor instead of Dillon.

Taylor is one of the league's top running backs. He was named a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler in 2021 after putting up 2,171 all-purpose yards and 20 total touchdowns. He led the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

The Packers used a premium pick at the running back position in 2020. Had they made that move a little earlier in the second round, they could've surrounded Rodgers with a dominant running back pairing of Taylor and Jones.