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Former Packers Exec Has Message For Fans After Team Doesn't Draft WR In Round 1

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SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 15: A Green Bay Packer helmet on the sideline before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 15, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers fans who feel like they're in the Twilight Zone weren't imagining what transpired in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday evening.

Despite losing Davante Adams in a trade with the Raiders earlier this offseason and a clear need for depth at the wide receiver position, the Packers went all-in on defense with their two first-round picks.

Green Bay took two Georgia defensive stars, selecting linebacker Quay Walker with the 22nd overall pick and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt with No. 28.

This is nothing new for the Packers, who seem to be against taking a wide receiver in the first round. Should fans worry? Not according to former team executive Andrew Brandt.

"Packer fans: Greg Jennings Jordy Nelson Davante Adams. All 2nd round picks. Deep breaths...See you tomorrow...," he said on Twitter.

He's not wrong. The Packers have done good work in the second round taking wide receivers, and there's a few good ones still available. But the pressure is on to find the right one.

Aaron Rodgers, meanwhile, doesn't seem too upset the Packers didn't take a wide receiver in the first round.

"Well I've had a little insight, I've been talking with him throughout the night … so I know that they really liked Wyatt early on and were wondering if he was gonna be there, at either pick I believe, and when the linebacker was there in the 20s and all six of those receivers, I believe it was six who they had first round grades on, were gone, I think it was pretty obvious that they wanted to sure up those two spots in their mind ... I'm sure Packer nation will be wondering why we didn't take a receiver or trade up or whatnot, but at this point you just gotta have some faith in the organization," he told Pat McAfee, via CBS Sports.

The Packers will most likely address the wide receiver position in the second or third round.