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

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2. Tee Higgins

Even after trading up, the Packers had missed out on Justin Jefferson and CeeDee Lamb in the first round. Tee Higgins was still on the board, however.

The Packers needed a wide receiver in 2020, which made it even more surprising when they didn't draft one. Aaron Rodgers leaned heavily on Davante Adams, but Green Bay lacked other consistent pass-catching options. Higgins could've made the difference.

Higgins has become the player the Packers needed. He is the perfect complement to Ja'Marr Chase in the Cincinnati Bengals' dominant passing attack. Higgins is coming off consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

He is in year four with the Bengals. So far, Higgins has played 53 games, catching 242 passes for 3,356 yards and 21 touchdowns. He played a crucial role in the Bengals' Super Bowl run in 2021, making 18 receptions for 309 yards and two touchdowns during Cincinnati's three postseason contests.

Packers fans weren't happy with the team's decision to pass on Higgins, and his play shows why. Aaron Rodgers would've had another reliable option next to Davante Adams, giving the Packers' offense a dominant receiving duo during Rodgers' MVP runs in 2020 and 2021. Could Higgins have made the difference in the playoffs? We'll never know.