The Green Bay Packers elected not to select a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are five receiver trade targets for the Pack.
In what was a major surprise to many fans and pundits, the Green Bay Packers chose not to add a wide receiver with any of their nine picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. Many believed this year’s talent pool was deeper than ever at the receiver position, which made the decision even more surprising. Perhaps the Packers are keeping some trade targets in mind following the draft.
Green Bay’s front office clearly believes the team’s depth at receiver is more than capable of providing ample weaponry for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but based on past performance, the current depth chart is less than promising.
Only one player on the entire roster recorded over 500 receiving yards or more than 35 receptions in 2019: Davante Adams. Green Bay signed free agent Devin Funchess this offseason to a cheap, veteran contract after playing in only one game last season. The team also figures to get more contributions from third-year wideout Allen Lazard.
“We really like the group of receivers we have,” general manager Brian Gutekunst said after the draft. “We really, really like the group we have coming back.”
The Packers will be banking on major improvements from Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown, both of whom were drafted in 2018. From Week 8 on (playoffs included), Valdes-Scantling recorded a mere six catches for 45 yards. Meanwhile, St. Brown didn’t play one snap in 2019 after suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the preseason.
Acquiring a proven veteran via trade would provide the Packers with more depth at a position of need. Here are five receiver trade targets the Packers should consider.