Last season, the Green Bay Packers lacked strong playmakers at wide receiver and tight end positions, which caused them to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2018.
It may have something to do with the declining production of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who of course is now a member of the New York Jets.
Now that Jordan Love will finally get his chance under center after waiting three seasons, the Packers will need to surround him with men he can trust to catch passes and gain ground.
To that end, they drafted tight end Luke Musgrave and wide receiver Jayden Reed in the 2023 NFL Draft.
THE #Packers used the second-round pick (#42) they got from the #Jets in trade Aaron Rodgers on TE Luke Musgrave, then traded twice before grabbing Michigan WR Jayden Reed at No. 50. Building the young core around their new QB Jordan Love.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2023
Musgrave was taken with one of the picks Green Bay received from New York as part of the Rodgers deal.
Offensively, he didn’t have a very productive college career at Oregon State University, but he threw for 304 yards and a touchdown during the 2021 season.
He is believed to be one of the best tight end prospects in this year’s draft, although he may fall a little short of Michael Mayer and Dalton Kincaid.
Reed, who played three of his four years in college ball for Michigan State University, had 636 yards and five touchdowns last season and 1,026 yards and 10 touchdowns the year before.
After trading star wide Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders last offseason, Green Bay’s offense exploded for much of the 2022 campaign, though it showed promise late in the season. .
Now, it will be up to a new cast to live up to the franchise’s storied past.
The Packers continue a peculiar NFL draft tradition