SnoTapWI Top 10: Wide Receivers for Packers in 2020 NFL Draft
We all have heard about the wide receivers in this year’s draft. It is being touted as one of the best receiver drafts of all-time. Some believe that you can get a top-flight receiver on Day 2, and there is potential on Day 3 as well. As a writer, you wonder how to downsize this to five receivers. In short, you cannot do that with this class. With the Packers’ need for their receiver, there is a chance they could draft two in this draft. For only wide receivers, we are doing 10 wide receivers. In the first five, it will be wideouts that will be drafted in the first three rounds. And in the second five, it is fourth to the seventh round.
What are the Packers needs for a wide receiver?
Let’s try to keep this short here since we have to do a top 10 versus a top five. They could use more of a slot receiver, but personally, this is overrated to me. Davante Adams played the slot throughout the season. MVS can be inserted into the slot as well. It also sounds like Jace Sternberger will find his way to the slot. Packers should be looking for someone that is versatile and can do multiple things.
Rounds 1-3 Top Five
1. Brandon Aiyuk – In my opinion, this sounds like the guy that could be it for the Packers. Aiyuk can do both the slot and outside. The thing to love about him is he is a home run hitter to the highest degree. Aiyuk is known for being able to take a small catch and push it to a 20+ yard gain. I’m curious to know if the negatives on him being a blocker will not work for Matt LaFleur.
2. Laviska Shenault – He is a guy that I wanted for the last couple of years. There are red flags about Shenault though. He has an extensive injury history. But the guy is a playmaker who loves football. I’m into that type of player. Shenault is a great playmaker. He also doesn’t drop balls which were a huge problem for the Packers. Green Bay could use him in multiple ways with their offense.
3. Justin Jefferson – This is funny because I just said ‘You don’t need a true slot guy.’ But the thing is Jefferson might be my favorite wide receiver for the Packers, he is a true slot guy. Jefferson played in the slot last year and flourished with Joe Burrow. Just think what he could do with Aaron Rodgers? He might not be there at 30, but if he is, you have to pull the trigger.
4. Michael Pittman Jr. – I do not expect him to be available for the Packers whether it’s in round one or round two. He seems to be moving up the draft boards. People figured out that this big, physical wide receiver can be a true factor for the team. Pittman fits the Packers’ wide receiver brand when it comes to his size and speed. He is a massive dude who can go up and get the ball. The average speed plus the injury issues are definite concerns.
5. Tee Higgins – Here’s the thing about Higgins, it appears that he might fall to round two. If that is the case, you grab him and not think about it twice. Packers are more likely to draft a receiver in round two versus round one. Higgins could be a great addition to the Packers. He can go up and grab any ball. Aaron Rodgers would love the ability to throw up jump balls to Higgins.
Rounds 4-7 Top Five
Quick Thoughts: This is already too long. What I will say is that Jennings is a big-body receiver that can also play slot receiver which could play for the Packers. Bowden would give Randall Cobb vibes, but the guy would add another gadget player to the team. Jeff Thomas is a shithead but a huge talent. It might be worth a lottery ticket in the seventh round.