Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb has been left in awe of new recruit and fellow wideout Christian Watson.
One of the main concerns for the Green Bay Packers heading into the NFL Draft this year was the need for them to get Aaron Rodgers some more weapons to throw to, an issue that has been pressing for some time, but became more prevalent following the trade of Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders.
And it seemed as though once again the Packers didn’t get the memo as they took two defensive players in the first round of this year’s draft, bringing in Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt, an inside linebacker and defensive tackle respectively.
That problem though was eventually addressed in the second round of the draft as they brought in Christian Watson from North Dakota State to come in to the wide receiver room.
A possible steal in the draft?
The NFL Draft saw a ‘run’ on wide receivers throughout the whole process with 28 taken across draft weekend, including 6 in the first round. However, with an impressive resume under his belt from his days with the Bison, including 2,140 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, it might well be that Watson, the 7th receiver taken, might end up being one of the better players:
The Packers trade up to take WR Christian Watson with the 34th pick! pic.twitter.com/HpOJjxyvDw— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 29, 2022
Some of it might be down to the competition that he played against, with the Missouri Valley Football Conference not exactly the most feared conference when it comes to college football.
But if there is anyone that can take that raw talent and turn it into someone who could be a real threat in the NFL, then Aaron Rodgers would be one of the prime candidates.
And it appears as though he has some friends in some very high places within the Packers organisation.
Getting the veteran’s nod of approval
Randall Cobb, the most experienced member of the wide receivers room at Lambeau Field, appears to have taken quite a shine to Watson. Speaking recently about him, Cobb thinks that he could well turn into something special in the league:
Randall Cobb on rookie WR Christian Watson: "He has the total package. Just being around him for the past week and seeing some of the things he can do, he has all the tools. He's very gifted." #Pakcers— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) May 25, 2022
It’s still early days in the process, and the proof will obviously come when the games start to get played, let’s just hope that he can live up to Cobb’s praises when that time does come.