The Packers are looking for some offensive firepower in next Thursday's NFL Draft, and with plenty of promising targets, Green Bay has a wealth of different directions they can go in with the No. 12 overall pick.


However, using their pick on Ole Miss wideout DK Metcalf would be a waste and one both the front office and fans would regret in years to come. 

While Metcalf has shown off his incredibly dominant physical state as a player at the NFL Combine and demonstrated that he could truly excel at the wide receiver position at this level, his play in college, especially in 2018, doesn't show that he warrants a pick so high.


Catching just five touchdowns and recording under 600 receiving yards in 2018, the Ole Miss receiver was wholly underwhelming. Green Bay would be much better off making Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown Aaron Rodgers' newest target rather than selecting the boom-or-bust Rebels standout. And they certainly shouldn't reach for a WR in the first round.

Green Bay is a franchise in a state of flux right now, and as such, the last thing they need in what figures to be a pivotal draft for the team is to draft prospects with uncertain potential.


Metcalf may turn out to be an absolute stud in the NFL, but the Packers need stability and a safe pick, and with the value that could come with the No. 12 pick, using it on such a risky player is just not the right move.