George Pickens among wideouts taking pre-draft visits with Packers

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The Packers have openings in their wide receiver group heading into the draft and they are spending some time with prospects who could fill them.

Bill Huber of SI.com reports that the team is set to miss with Georgia’s George Pickens this week. Pickens tore his ACL last March, but returned to catch five passes for 107 yards in the team’s final four games of the season.

Pickens had 85 catches for 1,240 yards and 14 touchdowns in his first two seasons at the SEC school. While at the Scouting Combine this year, Pickens cited someone familiar to the Packers as the player he tries to emulate on the field.

“I watch Davante Adams a lot,” Pickens said. “I’m bigger than Davante Adams. That’s kind of the lane I kind of want to go into because with the size I am, a guy who can move is almost unguardable.”

The Packers traded Adams and saw Marquez Valdes-Scantling leave for the Chiefs as a free agent, which leaves them very thin at wideout. They have the 22nd, 28th, 53rd, and 59th picks in this year’s draft.

Arkansas’ Treylon Burks, Baylor’s Tyquan Thornton, and Tennessee’s Velus Jones are other receivers who have met or are scheduled to meet with the Packers.

10 responses to “George Pickens among wideouts taking pre-draft visits with Packers

  1. It’s a deep wr class and quite honestly that’s good for GB because they have to add talent to their wr room. Barring any free agent signings before the draft I wouldnt be surprised to see GB grab 2 wr in their 1st 4 picks

  2. I would prefer Burks or Watson, but Pickens wouldn’t be a bad choice. Thornton and Jones are options much later.

  3. Trust GB to mess this one up. It’s what they do. They’re still trying to side step the disaster of drafting Dr. Love. Since AR is back this year and possibly next the Dr. is going to become a permanent bench warmer. They would be best to try to off load him this year as next year he’ll be worth less.

  4. Trying to remember the great wideouts GB has found even after the first round. Adams, Nelson, Jennings, Driver, James Jones… They’re pretty good at it.

  5. Bill Huber of SI.com reports that the team is set to miss with Georgia’s George Pickens this week
    ——
    The Packers are desperate and are set to miss with a lot of WRs

  6. In Minnesota, we’re back to hoping things don’t go well for the Packers. It’s all we’ve got.

  7. tincada1 says:
    April 6, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Trust GB to mess this one up. It’s what they do.
    ++++++
    Alexander, Gary, Jenkins, Dillon, Savage, Stokes, Runyan, Myers. Keep on messing up…

  8. GB has 2-2nd round picks along with the 2-1st rounders.
    I know they covet Christian Watson. He will be 1 of the 2 1st rd picks. I say an OL or DL with the other 1st rd pick.
    Pickens most likely is a 2nd round pick. There’s a plethora of good WR’s in this draft.

  9. No excuses for Rodgers. None. I don’t care who he throws to, when, or how often. He has to win the SuperBowl this coming season. That’s what he’s being paid to do, and the Packers put their eggs in his basket. Anything less, goodbye.

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