MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- In a draft that began with more questions than answers towards improvement for the Green Bay Packers, Brian Gutekunst will head into the next phase of the offseason with nine new players selected, none of which at wide receiver. One of Green Bay's biggest needs even after signing Devin Funchess.
Green Bay opened draft weekend with the biggest surprise of the night by trading up to take Jordan Love 26th overall.
Brian Gutekunst followed that up by selecting running back, A.J. Dillon in the second round then tight end, Josiah Deguara in the third.
Saturday, Packers fans finally began to receive answers to the teams needs:
- Kamal Martin, LB out of Minnesota
- Jon Runyan, OL out of Michigan
- Jake Hanson, C out of Oregon
- Simon Stepaniak, OT out of Indiana
- Vernon Scott, S out of TCU
- Jonathan Garvin, DE out of Michigan
Still, Green Bay made nine selections in the 2020 NFL Draft but not a single one was used to add to their depth at wide receiver, in one of the deepest receiver drafts in history.
Packers take DE Jonathan Garvin out of Miami with their final pick in the draft. Seven rounds and nine total picks come and go, and Green Bay doesn't select a single wide receiver.— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) April 25, 2020