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Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Wanted The Packers To Draft 1 Wide Receiver

Aaron Rodgers walks off the field on Saturday night.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 22: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers gestures as he exits the field after losing the NFC Divisional Playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers entered the 2022 NFL draft with two picks in the first round, sitting at No. 22 and No. 28 respectively.

Most analysts thought the team would use one of those picks on a wide receiver. However, after six wide receivers came off the board early, the Packers were left wondering what happened.

Without a top wide receiver on their board, Green Bay opted to draft two standout Georgia defensive players: linebacker Quay Walker and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt. On Friday morning, NFL insider Ian Rapoport named the one wide receiver Aaron Rodgers wanted the team to draft - if he was there.

According to Rapoport, Rodgers did the "most homework" on former Arkansas star Treylon Burks.

"The word I got was that Treylon Burks was the guy Aaron Rodgers wanted and he went early to Tennessee," Rapoport said.

Burks went early, but not too early. Green Bay decided to sit still at No. 22 rather than try to move up and select a wide receiver that went just four picks earlier.

Just last night, Rodgers suggested that Alabama's Jameson Williams was the most NFL ready wide receiver in the draft.

At the end of the day, Green Bay failed to deliver a wide receiver in the first round. Perhaps they'll find one on Day 2.