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2022 NFL Draft: Packers Select NDSU WR Christian Watson

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The Green Bay Packers went with defensive players in the first round but they have decided to change things up on Day 2 by addressing a huge hole on offense.

It was a bit of a surprising night for the Packers on Day 1 as they didn’t draft a wide receiver in the first round; however, with how the night went, Green Bay didn’t have many options to make it happen and decided to bolster Joe Berry’s defense with Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt

On Day 2, it started off with a bang as Brian Gutekunst got on the phone and traded up to pick No. 34. The Minnesota Vikings occupied the pick but will be receiving picks No. 53 and No. 59 from the Packers. Nonetheless, the Packers would use the No. 34 pick to draft wide receiver Christian Watson out of North Dakota State University.

Watson, 6-5, 208 pounds, put together a stellar career with the Bison as he was named to the 2022 Reese’s Bowl, 2021 HERO Sports All-American First Team and 2021 AP All-America Second Team. In four seconds with NDSU, he recorded 105 receptions, 2,140 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The four-year FCS product finished with an average of 20.4 yards per reception and an average of 41.2 yards per game.

The Packers will now have a wide receiver room of Christian Watson, Sammy Watkins, Allen Lazard, and Randall Cobb after losing Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the offseason.

  • R1 | P22 – Quay Walker, LB, Georgia
  • R1 | P28 – Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
  • R2 | P34 – Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
  • R3 | P92
  • R4 | 132
  • R4 | 140
  • R5 | 171
  • R7 | 228
  • R7 | 249
  • R7 | 258

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