The wide receiver position has almost always been a strength of the Green Bay Packers' offense in the recent past, going back as far as the early 1990s. From the days of Robert Brooks and Antonio Freeman to Donald Driver and Greg Jennings and now Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, Packers quarterbacks have rarely wanted for more targets to throw to on the boundary.
This season projects to be no different. Nelson returns from injury while Cobb should be back at 100%, plus the four youngsters at the position hope to expand their roles in 2016. However, Thompson's drafts have always seemed to add receivers at the right time, before we thought they would be necessary. Look at Montgomery's selection last spring, Cobb's in 2011 (when the unit of Jennings, Nelson, Driver, and James Jones was in its prime), and others.
So no, don't rule out Ted drafting a wideout at any point in the Draft. You never know how the board will fall. In today's curds, we look heavily at that situation and the receiver position, with a couple of prospect breakdowns thrown in for good measure.
Ted Thompson has plenty of options if he wants to add rookie receiver | JSOnline.com
The JS's Michael Cohen sees ten receivers being worth of picks in the first two days of the draft, with four worthy of first round choices.
Packers Not Settled At Receiver | Cheesehead TV
Here's more discussion about the wideout position, recapping the 2015 season and looking ahead to training camp.
Keyarris Garrett is the most overlooked WR in the NFL Draft and he doesn't know why - SBNation.com
The Tulsa product has great size (6'3", 220), speed (4.53), and production as a senior (over 1,500 yards). So why isn't he being thought of as a top option at the position?
How Braxton Miller went from superstar QB to intriguing NFL WR prospect - SBNation.com
"Intriguing" is certainly the operative word. He's far from a polished receiver product, but a team that knows how to develop wideouts could do great things with his athleticism.
Less of Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, other Packers likely in preseason - ESPN
You can bet on the veterans playing few or no snaps in at least a couple of this summer's preseason games, especially considering that Green Bay is in line for five of them this time around.
Ranking the all-time greatest quarterbacks | Packers.com
Cliff Christl has seen all of the great quarterbacks over the past several decades, and puts together a top 10 list despite his better judgment.