Packers' Draft Pick Christian Watson Gets Huge Praise From Randall Cobb

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Ernesto Cova

The 2022 NFL Draft was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for Green Bay Packers fans.

They were livid when the team didn't take a wide receiver in the first round, yet all doubts and complaints were shut down as soon as they used their second-rounder to get Christian Watson.

The standout out of North Dakota State was one of the most exciting WR prospects in his class and having him next to Aaron Rodgers is sure a nice thought for the Cheeseheads.

Watson Is The Real Deal, Says Cobb

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OTAs are already underway and it didn't take long before Watson turned a lot of heads from his colleagues.

Per Randall Cobb, he's got all the physical tools to become a standout in the National Football League:

“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 and he’s very gifted,” Cobb told the Packers' website.

He Needs To Take Things Slow

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But as impressive as he's been, Cobb doesn't want him trying to do way too much, way too early. Instead, he wants him to soak everything in slowly and make the most of his skills:

“It’s about applying it, taking stuff he learns in the classroom and taking it to the field. He has the tools, it’s about refining the tools. It takes time, it’s not going to happen overnight,” Cobb said.

Watson Wants To Learn From The Vets

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Watson is also looking forward to learning from his veterans. He'll try to pick his teammates' brains and learn as much as he can every single time he's out there.

“I’m leaning on each one of those guys because I know they know a lot more than me,” Watson said. “They want the best out of me regardless of the business of the NFL. I’m trying to pick everyone’s brain.”

He's An Athletic Specimen

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The Packers lost Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling but GM Brian Gutekunst is confident that Watson can fill any of their roles with ease:

“The speed and the size jump off the tape,” Gutekunst said. “That’s certainly going to give us something to take the top off the defense. With MVS leaving in free agency, that will replace that I think initially.”

He's got some big shoes to fill, for sure, but he'll be catching the football from one of the best to ever do it.