NFL Draft: Packers pick up Christian Watson in second round, Sean Rhyan in third round
GREEN BAY, Wis. — After a focus on defense during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers shifted their attention to offense on Friday.
The Packers traded up to get North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson near the beginning of the second round Friday evening. The six-foot-five, 208-pound Tampa native racked up 114 yards and one touchdown for the Bison during his senior season. He was the 34th pick of the draft.
The Packers traded picks 53 and 59 to the Minnesota Vikings for the 34th pick, which they used to get Watson.
During the third round later in the night, the Green and Gold picked up versatile offensive lineman Sean Rhyan. The versatile six-foot-five, 320-pounder from Ladera Ranch, California, started 12 games as left tackle for the UCLA Bruins in 2021.
Rhyan was the 92nd overall pick in the draft.
Defense was the team’s focus in the first round; the Packers drafted linebacker Quay Walker and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt with picks 22 and 28, respectively.
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