Aaron Rodgers Comments on Green Bay Packers’ Drafting LB Quay Walker Instead of a Wide Receiver: “That’s Pretty Good For Our Defence”

Published 04/30/2022, 4:08 PM EDT

There’s no doubt that the Packers have had outstanding success in the Drafts, thanks to Brian Gutekunst. The Packers had looming issues in the receivers’ depth. While many thought this to solve their receiver-pertinent issues ever since Davante Adams is now Vegas bound.

However, they didn’t take a WR as a priority, as they bring in LB Quay Walker in the first round. While Aaron Rodgers didn’t seem that impressed, he made a comment about the recent choice of the Packers.

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Given the gap left by Adams at wide receiver, most observers predicted that Green Bay would draft a receiver from their first pick. However, the Packers appear to have given the linebacker corps strong consideration this year. For Aaron Rodgers, who recently signs a three-year commitment in the Green Bay is missing out on his favorite target this year.

The Packers have two first-round draft choices, No. 22 and No. 28, respectively. They chose a linebacker with the 22nd overall choice in the 2022 NFL Draft; then drafted a defensive tackle with the 28th pick. Green Bay did, however, win big-time. Quay Walker is an exceptional performer in his own way.

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Aaron Rodgers makes his thoughts clear over Green Bay’s first-round choices. The Packers QB was a guest at ‘The Pat McAfee Show’. When asked about the first-round choice selected by the franchise, he keeps his opinion clear about it.

He mentions, “I don’t know a lot about him. I got some text right after the pick. He’s an athlete first guy like myself. He was a big hit. He’s the athlete’s first guy and a lot of, uh, a lot of fans in the workout group of his. I got a text from my trainer, Ryan Capretta, a big fan of his. Really enjoyed working with him. Say he‘s a good kid…Pair him with Dray in the middle, I think that’s pretty good for our defence.”

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It looks like Aaron isn’t very impressed after all with the Green Bay going for LBs instead of a WR, something which they critically lack

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In compensation for the 34th pick overall, GM Gutekunst dealt both of his second-round picks (Nos. 53 and 59) to their adversaries, the Minnesota Vikings. He used that to select Christian Watson of North Dakota State and add him to Aaron Rodgers’ heavyweight receiving corps.

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The native of Tampa, Florida, blends explosiveness. As a college freshman in 2018, he only had nine grabs. Then he recorded 77 catches for 1532 yardage and 13 touchdowns in 2 years with the Bison, as well as 28 rushes for 276 yardages and two more scores. This gives Aaron Rodgers a dangerous deep threat. And it surely gives the answer to the receivers’ void in the starting chart.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.

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