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Victor Oladipo, Pacers

The Packers messed up big-time passing up on WR DK Metcalf in the 2019 NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers have been looking for a quality wide receiver to pair up with Davante Adams for a while now. Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison have all had their moments as Packers but the trio lacks the potential to become game-changing options at their position.

Prior to the 2019 NFL Draft, Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf wowed scouts with his tremendous size and raw physical skills. However, poor testing in some of the combine drills led Metcalf to fall to the end of the second round.

To be fair, every team ended up passing on drafting Metcalf at least once. But, for the Packers, thinking of the possibility of Metcalf and Adams teaming up this year is tantalizing.

Metcalf had a solid rookie year for the Seattle Seahawks in 2019. The 6-foot-4, 229-pound receiver caught 58 balls for 900 yards and seven touchdowns. Metcalf built on his solid regular season by exploding in his playoff debut. In the Wild Card matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, Metcalf caught seven of his nine targets for a playoff rookie record 160 yards and one touchdown.

Metcalf and Tyler Lockett would end up becoming a quality duo for the Seahawks and Russell Wilson. However, with Adams missing four games in the middle of the season, you better believe the Packers would have loved to have Metcalf’s production to lean on.

Now, Metcalf certainly wasn’t perfect as a rookie. The second-round pick had a catch rating of just 58 percent. But, if his playoff debut was any indication, Metcalf has the chance to become one of the best receivers in the league down the road.

It’s a bit pointless to think of these “what if” scenarios but one of the Packers’ biggest weaknesses this year was the lack of a No. 2 option at receiver. Metcalf is already one of the most physically imposing receivers in the NFL. Combined with the jaw-dropping route running of Adams and the emergence of Aaron Jones at running back, the Packers offense would have as bright of a future as anyone.

The Packers ranked in the middle of the league in terms of points per game but it’s hard to argue that they wouldn’t have risen up on that list with Metcalf on that roster.

The Packers second-round pick last year (No. 44) went to center Elgton Jenkins who started 14 of 16 games so it’s not like Green Bay can be that mad about missing out on Metcalf — after all, it’s not like they were the only team to sleep on the potential of the absolute physical specimen out of Ole Miss.