Which Receivers Will Be Available For The Packers?

The Packers have four top 60 picks this year and a pretty big need at wide receiver.

The team has a famous tradition of not taking receivers in the 1st round, but this year could be different.

At the same time, the NFL has see a dramatic rise in the number of receivers drafted early. While wide receiver is a luxury position, and historically the most successful teams haven’t drafted wide receivers in the 1st round, there is a notable increase in the number of receivers taken.

So, in a year where the Packers seem more likely than ever to buck their trend, what receivers could be available early?

Let’s compare the historic trends (that show a big rise in receivers selected early over the last 2 years) to the current draft class (using a conglomerate list of receivers for ranking).

PICK 22
WRs drafted before 22 in 2018: 0
WRs drafted before 22 in 2019: 0
WRs drafted before 22 in 2020: 4
WRs drafted before 22 in 2021: 4

Estimated WRs drafted before 22 in 2022: 4

Estimated Gone by pick 22:

  • Jameson Williams
  • Chris Olave
  • Drake London
  • Garrett Wilson

Estimated Best Available at pick 22:

  • Christian Watson
  • Treylon Burks
  • George Pickens

PICK 28
WRs drafted before 28 in 2018: 2
WRs drafted before 28 in 2019: 1
WRs drafted before 28 in 2020: 6
WRs drafted before 28 in 2021: 5

Estimated WRs drafted before 28 in 2022: 5

Estimated Gone by pick 28:

  • Jameson Williams
  • Chris Olave
  • Drake London
  • Garrett Wilson
  • Christian Watson

Estimated Best Available at pick 28:

  • Treylon Burks
  • George Pickens
  • Jahan Dotson
  • Skyy Moore

PICK 53
WRs drafted before 53 in 2018: 6
WRs drafted before 53 in 2019: 4
WRs drafted before 53 in 2020: 11
WRs drafted before 53 in 2021: 7

Estimated WRs drafted before 53 in 2022: 9

Estimated Gone by pick 53:

  • Jameson Williams
  • Chris Olave
  • Drake London
  • Garrett Wilson
  • Christian Watson
  • Treylon Burks
  • George Pickens
  • Jahan Dotson
  • Skyy Moore

Estimated Best Available at pick 53:

  • John Metchie
  • Jalen Tolbert
  • Alec Pierce
  • David Bell

 

PICK 59
WRs drafted before 59 in 2018: 6
WRs drafted before 59 in 2019: 6
WRs drafted before 59 in 2020: 12
WRs drafted before 59 in 2021: 9

Estimated WRs drafted before 59 in 2022: 10

Estimated Gone by pick 59:

  • Jameson Williams
  • Chris Olave
  • Drake London
  • Garrett Wilson
  • Christian Watson
  • Treylon Burks
  • George Pickens
  • Jahan Dotson
  • Skyy Moore
  • John Metchie

Estimated Best Available at pick 59:

  • Jalen Tolbert
  • Alec Pierce
  • David Bell
  • Khalil Shakir
  • Calvin Austin III
  • Wan’Dale Robinson

The Packers have some premier picks, but if recent history is any indication, there will be a lot of receivers taken before they pick.

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