Green Bay Packers finally add WR to Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers quickly heals from injury and the Green Bay Packers add a WR to his arsenal.

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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – It’s not a first-round receiver, but it’s the next best thing for the Green Bay Packers.

Actually, it’s the second-best alternative.

On Thursday, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst extended the team’s run of not picking a receiver in the first round to 20 years, and he didn’t waste time making a move on Friday. He traded both of his second-round selections (Nos. 53 and 59) to the Vikings for the 34th overall pick, which he used on North Dakota State receiver Christian Watson.

Watson was the seventh receiver selected in the draft, and the first on Day 2 of the selection.

Watson joined Davante Adams (No. 53 overall in 2014), Randall Cobb (No. 64 in 2011), and Jordy Nelson (No. 36 in 2008) as the Packers’ newest second-round receivers, all of whom were favorite targets of ace quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

After the Packers didn’t choose a receiver in the first round, Rodgers remarked Thursday night on Pat McAfee’s SiriusXM and YouTube program, “We’ve had a lot of success with second- and third-round guys in Green Bay.” “Consider Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones in the third round [in 2007], and, of course, Davante Adams in the second round. Those men turned out to be very impressive.”

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Watson now needs to find out how to mesh with Rodgers, which has taken time in the past for rookie receivers.

When asked what he would tell Rodgers when they meet, Watson said, “I’m ready to work.” “‘I’m eager to study and get down to business.’ I expect him to be harsh with me, and that’s exactly what I want. I want someone who will continue to push me to be the best player I can be, and I know he’ll get everything out of me because he’s one of the best, so shoot, I’m going to tell him I’m ready to work and shoot, I’m ready to go.”

Watson’s father, Tim, was a sixth-round selection as a safety by the Packers in 1993. His father never played for the Packers, although he did play 13 games for the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles between 1993 and 1997.

Watson replied when asked whether his father still owns any Packers memorabilia: “He most certainly does, in my opinion. That was a significant achievement for him. It’s his heritage, therefore he’s clinging to it. I’m sure he’ll have plenty of green and yellow in the house when he comes home.”

Last season, Watson, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 208 pounds, caught 43 receptions for 801 yards and seven scores for North Dakota State, which won the FCS national championship. He has two career kickoff returns for touchdowns and averaged 20.4 yards per grab in four years with the Bison.

“From someone who is 6-foot, 185 pounds, his physical qualities and agility are going to make it a lot easier [to contribute quickly],” Packers director of football operations Milt Hendrickson said. “He’s not like that at all; he’s a large guy.”

The Packers moved Adams to the Raiders in the offseason, as he was looking for a new team. Along with the No. 22 overall selection, the 53rd pick was handed to Minnesota as part of the deal with Las Vegas. Free agents Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown both left Green Bay.

Allen Lazard, the Packers’ best returning receiver, recorded 40 receptions for 513 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Last season, no other wideout on Green Bay’s roster, including rookie Sammy Watkins, had more than 400 yards receiving.

The acquisitions of Watson and Watkins have transformed the appearance of Green Bay’s receiving corps, but Gutekunst isn’t ready to declare the position resolved.

After the third round on Friday, he commented, “Settled definitely isn’t the term I’d use.” “I believe there will be a lot of opportunities for additions between now and the first game, but I like the bunch.”

“We’ve obviously brought some athleticism to the room with Sammy and now Christian. We spent a lot of time talking about Randall and Allen and how important they are to our football team. Then there are the chances that those players, along with Amari [Rodgers], may not have had before. So that’s a fairly good group of five, and we’ve got a few more folks that have pitched in.”

Green Bay passed on the receiving position Thursday and instead concentrated on defense in the first round, selecting linebacker Quay Walker with the 22nd overall pick and lineman Devonte Wyatt with the 28th overall pick.

Since choosing Florida State’s Javon Walker 20th overall in the 2002 draft, the Packers haven’t taken a wide receiver in the first round.

However, since the Walker selection, this is the highest the Packers have placed a receiver. While Hendrickson would not disclose if the Packers attempted to trade back into the first round on Thursday in order to choose Watson, he did recall what his former Baltimore Ravens boss, Ozzie Newsome, used to say.

“I spent a lot of time in Baltimore, and [Newsome] used to say, ‘A pick is just a pick until it becomes a player,’” Hendrickson said. “And from that aspect, you simply find a way to acquire the player if you love him.”

This article relied on data from the Associated Press.

The “Green Bay Packers finally add WR to Aaron Rodgers” is a headline that was released on September 17, 2018. The article talks about how the Green Bay Packers have finally added a wide receiver to their roster. Reference: christian watson.

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