Wilson: Packers 'can't draft enough' receivers to fill Davante Adams void


When NFL training camps begin this summer, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- who's committed to an 18th season with the championship-or-bust franchise -- will have to search for a new go-to receiver. His longtime favorite target, Davante Adams, was dealt to the Las Vegas Raiders in March, after refusing to play on the franchise tag in 2022.

The Packers received first- and second-round draft picks from the Raiders in the blockbuster trade for Adams, and are now set up to make two first-round selections next Thursday. Suffice to say, Green Bay needs to supply Rodgers with more weapons. In his career, just four of his 449 touchdowns have been thrown to a first-round pick -- and Marcedes Lewis wasn't even drafted by the team. The last time Green Bay took a receiver in the first round was 2002.

"Two years ago, in that receiver class that included Justin Jefferson -- it was the deepest receiver class in league history -- the Packers took exactly zero receivers in the first seven rounds," CBS Sports NFL draft analyst Ryan Wilson explained to The DA Show on Friday. "And they didn't even sign a receiver, as an undrafted free agent. And as you noted, they traded up for Jordan Love... How much longer does Aaron Rodgers have with the Packers? Who knows.

"The last time the Packers drafted a receiver in the first round was 2002, with Javon Walker. I think now's the time to turn the page on that blight in Packers history. I don't think they'll end up taking two receivers. I think the over-under is 5.5 receivers go in the first round -- I think we'll have to hit that over... I like the idea of getting two receivers, because not only do they have needs, but Adams left... I don't think you can draft enough guys to try to replace him."

The entire 2022 NFL Draft conversation with Wilson can be accessed in the audio player above.

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