The Green Bay Packers pulled off a shocking trade by sending star wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. Adams was franchise-tagged by Green Bay, but he wanted to go to the Raiders.

With Adams gone, the need for a wide receiver becomes even more crucial. Rodgers’ extension will keep him with the Pack for the remainder of his career, which will keep the Packers in Super Bowl contention. However, they will need to get him some targets to throw to. Green Bay made an under-the-radar move by signing Sammy Watkins to a deal. Watkins has struggled to stay healthy but is a quality receiver when he is on the field.

The top four receivers for the Pack consist of Watkins, Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Amari Rodgers. While these guys can all play a role in the offense, none of them are a number one wideout.

Barring a trade for Deebo Samuel or D.K. Metcalf, the Packers will need to address the receiver position in the draft. Green Bay has two first-round picks at 22 (via the Raiders) and 28. Back in 2020, the Minnesota Vikings found themselves in a similar position. Minnesota’s star wideout Stefon Diggs wanted a trade, and they obliged by sending him to the Buffalo Bills. This left a hole for them at wide receiver.

In another strong receiver class, similar to this year, the Vikings used the 22nd overall pick to select Justin Jefferson out of LSU. Jefferson burst onto the scene, becoming one of the best receivers in football. Trading Diggs ended up working out for Minnesota, as Jefferson has been phenomenal.

The Packers have the same opportunity in this draft, in the same spot in the draft at 22. That being said, here are five draft targets who can be Green Bay’s Justin Jefferson after the Davante Adams trade.

Packers NFL Draft Targets

5. George Pickens

While George Pickens isn’t projected to be a first-round pick, he could be a solid option for Green Bay. Pickens is a big receiver with the athleticism to be a force got defenses to deal with. Pickens would not be a target for Green Bay in the first round but rather a second-round selection.

He is a physical receiver with a great catch radius. Pickens will likely be available for the Packers in the second round and has the potential to become a number one wide receiver. Green Bay would be getting a potential star if they can nab Pickens.

4. Treylon Burks

While Pickens is a solid option, Green Bay needs to find a receiver that can make an impact on day one. That means they should draft a receiver with one of their first-round picks. Treylon Burks is one of the receivers that would be an excellent fit in the Packers’ offense.

Burks is a solid route runner with the typical size that Green Bay looks for in a receiver. Last season at Arkansas, Burks had an incredible season, catching 66 passes for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns. His ability to make big plays would help the Packers’ offense be as explosive as last year.

If the top three targets are off the board, Burks would be an excellent receiver to compliment the talent they already have.

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3. Drake London

Drake London is one of the best receivers in the draft class but will likely not fall to 22. Green Bay could trade up for him or hope teams pass on him. London is a mismatch for defenses due to the combination of size and speed.

London is a deep ball threat, which is something the Packers need to add. Last season at USC, London caught 88 passes for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns. His proven production, added with physical traits, makes London a plug-and-play fit in any offense.

2. Jameson Williams

Prior to tearing his ACL, Jameson Williams was regarded by many as the best receiver in this stacked draft class. Although Williams isn’t guaranteed to be ready to play in week one, he would be an excellent player to draft. Williams had a dominant season at Alabama, finishing with 79 receptions for 1,572 yards and 13 touchdowns.

While other teams will be interested, the Packers have the assets to trade up for Williams or, again, hope he falls.

The Alabama product would have an elite connection with Rodgers due to his ability to separate and make plays after the catch. Despite his injury, Williams should still be on the Packers’ radar for who to draft at wide receiver.

1. Chris Olave

Green Bay’s most likely draft pick throughout mock drafts has been Chris Olave, and for good reason. Olave is precisely what the Packers need at receiver.

Back at the ownership meeting in Florida, head coach Matt LaFleur commented on the receiver room, expressing, “We need a legit guy that can take off the top of the coverage. We lost a guy that was pretty good at doing that.”

Olave’s elite speed and ability to separate make him a natural-born deep threat and a tough receiver for defenses to cover. He had a solid senior season at Ohio State, catching 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Olave may not be the typical physical receiver that Green Bay likes, but he is the best fit for their offense.

The NFL Draft starts on Thursday night, and the world will be watching to see if Green Bay will take a first-round receiver for the first time since 2002. If the Packers utilize their pick well, they could find their Justin Jefferson after trading away Davante Adams.