The Packers are looking for some offensive firepower in next Thursday's NFL Draft, and with plenty of promising targets, Green Bay
However, using their pick on Ole Miss wideout DK Metcalf
The MASSIVE @dkmetcalf14 came by @getupespn so we got into some tape of his. Is your team gonna take em early-he’s been rumored to the @packers a ton. @pgpackersnews @packeverywhere @thepackerswire #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/UGvUMvwAn9— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 17, 2019
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.
Saw someone post this so I'm going to do it for all positions starting with WRs:— Johnny Blitz (@johnnyblitzz) April 10, 2019
Safest pick: AJ Brown
Highest floor: K'neal Harry
Highest ceiling: Marquise Brown
Boom or bust: DK Metcalf
Overlooked: Kelvin Harmon #NFLDraft2019
Green Bay is a franchise in a state of flux right now, and as such, the last thing they need
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.