The Green Bay Packers have found elite players like Aaron Jones and David Bakhtiari on Day 3, but with six picks in the later rounds, they hope to find those hidden gems.
Former Buffalo Bills General Manager Bill Polian has arguably one of the most fascinating quotes regarding the later rounds of the NFL Draft: Rounds 1-3 are easy picks to make. Rounds 4-7 are the picks that make Super Bowl champions.”
Rather you agree with that is up to you but according to ESPN, 60% of rosters are filled with players selected from Day 3 of the NFL Draft. These players have different roles but it’s important as they could be that impactful starter or they could be a quality player on the depth chart.
The Packers are hoping to find those players as they make a run for the Super Bowl and their first pick on Day 3 is wide receiver Romeo Doubs out of Nevada.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 30, 2022
Doubs, 6-2, 200 pounds, was named to the 2020 and 2021 Biletnikoff Award Watch List and was selected to the All-Mountain West First Team in 2020 and 2021.
The 22-year-old totaled 26-career touchdowns, which is tied for fifth all-time at Nevada, and finished with 3,322 receiving yards, which is fourth all-time at Nevada.
This is the second receiver the Packers have taken in this draft after they traded up to the No. 34 overall pick to take Christian Watson. After losing Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Aaron Rodgers gets two new targets taken less than 24 hours from each other.
Here is who the Packers have drafted and the picks they have remaining:
- R1 | P22 – Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
- R1 | P28 – Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
- R2 | P34 – Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
- R3 | P92 – Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA
- R4 | 132 – Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada
- R4 | 140
- R5 | 171
- R7 | 228
- R7 | 249
- R7 | 258