Possible backup visits from Davante Adams

The Green Bay Packers’ 2022 draft strategy will likely include a wide receiver or two as they investigate George Pickens as a replacement for Davante Adams.

Davante Adams’ departure to the Raiders and Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s move to the Chiefs have left the Packers with an empty closet at the wide receiver position.

Even as they get aggressive in the trade market, it stands to reason that Green Bay will need to target pass catchers in the upcoming NFL Draft and possibly even issue a first-round pick to get one for the first time since Javon Walker since 2002.

However, it appears they are keeping their options open and are inviting George Pickens of Georgia for a pre-design visit this week, according to’s Bill Huber.

Packers draft rumors: Possible Davante Adams replacement visits Green Bay

At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Pickens has named Adams as a player he’s trying to mold after.

“I’m taller than Davante Adams. That’s kind of a lane I want to go in because my size is almost unprotectable for a guy who can move,” the receiver said at the NFL Scouting Combine.

According to Pro Football Talk, Green Bay has invited several recipients to meetings, including Arkansas’ Treylon Burks, Baylor’s Tyquan Thornton and Tennessee’s Velus Jones.

Adding Pickens to the mix shows the wide range of draft profiles the team seems to be considering.

Burk’s projects as the first round. Pickens could sneak into the first or fall into the third. Thornton and Jones look like prospects for Day 3.

Pickens could be a steal if Green Bay doesn’t get him until the third round. He’s coming back from the ACL injury that limited his participation in the 2021 football season and has put a red flag over his draft record. He was able to return late in the season, including the Bulldogs’ run to the CFP title. Possible backup visits from Davante Adams

John Verrall

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