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2011 NFL Draft: Do The Green Bay Packers Really Need a Wide Receiver?

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers  during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Michael AkelsonCorrespondent IApril 14, 2011

One of the most debated topics amongst Green Bay Packers fans over the last few weeks has been the status of the wide receiver position.

Some people believe it's a clear need for the Packers this April, while others like to think that they're just fine.

So let's explore this issue.

Well Greg Jennings is are clear number one and will remain there next season, that's really not up for discussion.

But there is a little bit of a question after that.

With James Jones' expiring contract, it looks like he won't be back, and I'm glad he won't be returning, I personally think he was overrated and Aaron Rodgers made him look a lot better than he really was.

Then there's Donald Driver. Driver fought injuries last season and struggled. He's also nearing 40 years old. However, I think that Driver can still be a valuable contributor to the Packers for the next few seasons, and I think he's far from running on empty.

After him there's Jordy Nelson who is very good but very inconsistent. He can disappear sometimes. However, despite that he's still more than viable as a third option.

And then there's the forgotten man, JerMichael Finley who is quickly becoming one of the best tight ends in the game. His amazing stature and skill set make him a mismatch to any corner, linebacker, or safety and he essentially plays like a number one wide receiver.

We even have a solid second tight end as Andrew Quarless proved this season in replacing Finley.

Not to mention the fact that we have two number one running back, and the one thing nobody else has—a KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHN.

And most importantly we have the ultimate weapon in the right arm of Aaron Rodgers.

Yup, between Rodgers, Starks, Grant, Kuhn, Jennings, Driver, Nelson, Finley and Quarless I think our offense will be just fine.

Wide receiver isn't a need for the Packers but rather a luxury, and one they should look to grab late in the draft or after the draft in free agency.

There's always a Donald Driver late in the draft just waiting to break out, and we have enough weapons right now that we can afford to wait and look for that man, and have no harm done if he never accomplishes a thing.

Things are looking good in Green Bay, and not drafting a wide receiver in the first couple of rounds isn't about to change that. 

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