2022 NFL Draft: Packers select North Dakota State WR Christian Watson in second round, No. 34 overall

Watson averaged 20.4 yards per reception on 105 career catches 

North Dakota State WR Christian Watson

The Packers got their receiver.

After trading up to the second round to No. 34, the Packers drafted North Dakota State's Christian Watson.

Green Bay sent both of its second-round picks (No. 53 and 59) to Minnesota to move up 19 spots.

The 6-foot-4, 208-pound receiver wowed scouts at the NFL Scouting Combine when he registered a 4.36 time in the 40-yard dash with a 38½-inch vertical.

Watson averaged 20.4 yards per reception on 105 career catches for 2,140 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was responsible for a 20-plus yard gain 57 times in 180 total touches (rushes, receptions, returns) over his four-year career, or one of every three times he had the ball.

A multiple-time FCS national champion, Watson was named second-team FCS All-America by the Associated Press at receiver in 2021, following first-team honors as a kick returner in 2020, when he brought back two kickoffs for TDs.

After losing Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling this offseason, the Packers welcome Watson to a receiver room that boasts Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins and 2021 third-round pick Amari Rodgers.

Watson's father, Tim, was a Packers draft pick back in 1993.

Watson's selection came after the Packers drafted Georgia linebacker Quay Walker at No. 22 and defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt at 28 on Thursday night.

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